In contrast with the quite unusual low temperatures, February is certainly one of the most colorful and warm months in Portugal.
The reason is very simple, Valentine’s Day and Carnival both happen really close to each other, that’s why there’re many opportunities to celebrate the colors of life, happiness and love.
When we talk about Carnival perhaps the most immediate examples that come to our mind are those of Venice, Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans. In Portugal though Carnival traditions are very diversified, that’s why the charismatic Torres Vedras Carnival is considered to be “The Most Portuguese carnival in Portugal”.
Strongly inspired by theatrical traditions, the Torres Vedras Carnival uses the mask as a pretext not only to change and break social codes, but also to challenge generally accepted dogmas.
The Torres Vedras Carnival has a unique ambience, with its own rules and its very own traditions.
This is a different Carnival for people who are not afraid to question and break rules. That’s why we are dedicating this article to this wonderful Portuguese tradition filled with colors and diversity.
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