If you are a true lover of Portugal, you know that one of the biggest parties of the year is on 12th June, the Saint Anthony’s party. The whole country stops to party in the month of June to enjoy the feast days of the popular saints.
The Lisbon nights get filled with people in every corner with street parties, grilled sardines and naught lyrics from the Portuguese popular songs.
The windows and doors are covered with colorful garlands and lights, that match the spirit of the people that are drinking sangria and cold beer while singing and dancing.
The 12th of June is also known as the day of the mass marriages. Every bride wants to have a Saint Anthony marriage.
The common type of music that is heard in popular saints is the Pimba music, or the popular typical portuguese music. Normally the songs are driven by metaphors with sexual meanings. If you want to hear some of these typical songs, search for the singer Quim Barreiros, one of the most famous singers in Portugal of popular music.
Music is important, but the food is also one of the things to mention. Grilled sardines and grilled meat in a slice of bread in every corner. The smell in the air is amazing through that time of the year.
Here are the best places to experience the real popular saints: