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Feasts of São João - more info?

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Feasts of São João - more info?

Hi all,

Wondering if anyone can shed some more light on the Feasts of Sao Joao in Porto in June.

Would it be good for a group of "boys" (about 35yrs old) for a long weekend, and a monday night party?

According to wikipedia it sounds quite fun, but not managing to find much other info on it online, so don´t want to plan something which will be a dissapointment to them.

Any help much appreciated :)

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1. Re: Feasts of São João - more info?

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2. Re: Feasts of São João - more info?

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: It is a very unregulated festivity. Basically, all of Porto and a lot of people from nearby will be out in the streets, drinking, eating sardines, launching hot air balloons, watching the fireworks and dancing to Portuguese popular music. The fun you have will depend a bit on the members of the group and eventually on how you interact with others, but I'd say go for it... The only possible drawback is the weather, June is usually a nice warm and dry month but if it rains a lot of the fun will be washed away...

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3. Re: Feasts of São João - more info?

The São João festivities in Porto already stand as a landmark for life in the city and are experienced by more and more tourists and visitors each year, taking part in the initiatives occurring all over the city. Throughout the month of June Porto offers a varied programme of São João celebrations. The highlight of the festivities is the Night of São João, from the 23 to the 24 June, when the city gets dressed up and the streets are filled with colour and scents, joy and high spirits.

The São João Programme, carefully prepared and revamped each year, embraces all those activities that make June such a special month. Don´t miss this event in Porto!

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