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Queima das Fitas (Burning of the Ribbons)
May 3 - May 9
The Queima das Fitmas, is a cool event over a few days in Coimbra, involving the university and the town. It is a rite of passage for students, and marks the end of the term prior to final exams. For those entering school it is their first introduction into the school life per se. There will be cultural events, galas. music and sports.
Serenata Monumental / Monumental Serenade is one key event and it is the start which occurs after bells ring 12 times. The students play and sing.
The Cortejo /Parade]is something to see. The Parade has the students walking through the streets on paper flower floats.
We at TLAG saw students performing at random places when we visited Coimbra last year.We would love to see this as it is should be bigger, more lively and a great visual.