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Feast Arches of Viana do Castelo

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District:Viana do Castelo
County :Viana do Castelo
Parish:Vila Mou
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Decoration items used at festivals. Decorations motifs, the colours used and the height of the arch vary depending on the solemnity of the ceremony. They are sometimes fifteen meters high. The arches are covered in myrtle, boxwood and ivy and are decorated according to the region with natural or paper flowers. The decoration colours and motifs varies depending on their purpose: if they are to be used in a pilgrimage then they will bear a cross, stars, amongst other motifs. The weddings one feature hearts and white doves and stand by the church or at the bride's door.

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