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SAINT GONÇALO ROME, MAREANTS OF RIO DOURO trip–by Clube Cultura
January 11 - January 13
Our Getaway and Arts & Culture partner has an amazing trip to Sao Goncalo. See the excerpt from the website.
SAINT GONÇALO ROME, MAREANTS OF RIO DOURO
January 11th to 13th, 2020
Vila Nova de Gaia
The first pilgrimage of the year in Vila Nova de Gaia is held in honor of São Gonçalo. On Sunday, just after January 10th (date of the saint’s death), several people take to the streets to celebrate São Gonçalo, a native of Amarante. During the party the Douro River Mariners and the Old and New Rasa Commissions animate the streets with the drumming of their drums, taking in this procession their protective saints: Saint Kitts, Saint Gonçalo and Saint Roque. The destination is the Church of Mafamude, this is where the Douro River Mariners seize the occasion to claim the “deviation” of the figure of São Gonçalo, caused by the change of the priest from the church of Santa Marinha to Mafamude.
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