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Feast of ‘Coca’ and of Corpus Christi

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Feast of ‘Coca’ and of Corpus Christi
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4950- MONÇÃO
District:Viana do Castelo
County :Monção
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The origin of the ritual of this feast remains unknown, but the tradition dates from the sixteenth century. The festival begins with a solemn procession of Corpus Christi and then starts the traditional battle between the "Coca" - an "animal" or a “bogey”, which is driven by men from the inside - and St. George, represented by a knight. The battle ends when the rider cuts off the ears of Coca, this symbolically foretelling a good year.

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4950- MONÇÃO
Distrito:Viana do Castelo
County:Monção
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