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The festival in honour of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios : photographies

During 3 days : 14, 15 and 16 of August

The religious festival celebrating the Lady of Senhora dos Remédios the 15 of August has always been very important and turned up more pagan over the times. Nossa Senhora dos Remédios - procession

Each year the festivities start August 14th in the afternoon having a folk music group and a music band that encourages a great night of dancing followed by beautiful fireworks after midnight. This is the night for young people, in fact a big crowd moves around the church of the Lady of the Remedies.

The 15 of August the festival continues with some religious activities: the mass by mid day and the procession in the afternoon around the church and the village. The procession includes Senhora dos Remédios,  Santa Teresinha and Blessed Nuno Alvares Pereira, flags, the priest and the participation of the filarmonic band of Sertã; it returns to the chapel and ends by an impressive moment when pilgrims say goodbye to the Virgin with handkerchiefs.

Then again in the evening another music band animates the festival, people socialize around grilled food, some drinks, dancing. Localize Nossa Senhora dos remédios here Have you been there, do you know it, are you plannig to go there for holidays ? feel free to share it, leave a message in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.  See the origin of this pilgrimage going through the legend of this chapel and other festivities around like the SunSert festival at Sertã
Folk band near Sertã - 15 of August Procession of Senhora dos Remédios
Santa Teresinha The priest
Philarmonic of Sertã Phimarmonic Band - Senhora dos Remédios
Nun'Alvares goodbye Lady
The Virgen and pilgrims Pilgrimage of Senhora dos Remedios in Portugal Center

Procession of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios every 15 of August in the center of Portugal
A festival committee (os festeiros) is choosen each year to organize the program of the festivities.
 © Virginia Manso
Another festival in this place honors Senhora of Grace in October
Second Sunday of October

In the other festival that occurs each October, the procession of the Lady of Grace in October presents fogaças with products offered by the organizing committe - they are sold to help funding the church. More details soon.