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Sesimbra Carnival

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Sesimbra Carnival
Location
2970- SESIMBRA
District:Setúbal
County :Sesimbra
Parish:Castelo (Sesimbra)
Contacts

Email:cmsesimbra@mun-sesimbra.pt

Carnival feast enjoys a great tradition in Sesimbra, not only due to the satirical rituals (“cegadas” and “cavalhadas”), but also to the night balls organised by several associations from the beginning of the 19th century. After the 25th April Revolution, the “organised carnival” was born, as a result of an agreement between the groups that attended the balls. Later emerged the first samba schools that parade on Carnival Tuesday along coastline avenue. These schools tackle social themes and problems on their “sambas de enredo” (plot sambas) using a critical language. Cultural and social associations were created to organise these parades, standing out as meeting points for young people and others, who learn there to play music and to dance. Sesimbra Carnival is increasingly becoming one of the most significant cultural and social moments in the council, not only in terms of leisure, but also of social cohesion.

www.carnavalsesimbra.com

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Responsable: Câmara Municipal de Coimbra

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: Câmara Municipal de Coimbra

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização
2970- SESIMBRA
Distrito:Setúbal
County:Sesimbra
Parish:Castelo (Sesimbra)

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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