In June, the month of the Festas dos Santos Populares (Feast Days of the Popular Saints), the Lisbon nights are filled with lively festivities that take over the city’s historical center.
Area Mouraria Lisbon in the month of June
In the month of June, all the streets in the historic areas in Lisbon are decorated with garlands and lights, the atmosphere is wonderful! 🙂
Every year mid-June, the time-honoured Santo António celebrations take over the streets of Lisbon, filling them with grilled-sardine and sangria-selling stalls, cheery bunting, and happy people. More..
Lisbon historic area Mouraria June 2018
Saint Anthony’s brides: YouTube
June 12, 2018: The Saint Anthony’s mass marriages in Lisbon. Picture: Josephine Lucassen
Celebrated since before the 25 April Revolution in 1974, the Santo António weddings are held to give cash-strapped local couples the chance to wed in a large joint ceremony. More…
The lucky couples receive everything free of charge including the ring, wedding dress and honeymoon as part of an annual competition organised by the city council.
Party time ! Historic area Mouraria June 12, 2018. Picture: Rob van Scherpenseel
Eating, drinking and dancing together in the narrow streets. On the eve of Saint Anthony day, June 12, Lisbon turns into one big party! 🙂
YouTube Saint Anthony street parties historic area Mouraria Lisbon
People are dancing on Pimba musica
Pimba music – songs frequently driven by metaphors with sexual meanings
June 12, 2018: The kings of the sardine (os reis da sardinha) 😉
Grilled sardines & Saint Anthony parties belong together!
Grilled sardines recipe by Rochelle Ramos:
Everywhere in the streets of the historic areas in Lisbon you see people grilling sardines outside their homes and the narrow streets fill up with people in party mood.
Mouraria Lisbon June 12 2016
Beco do Jasmim & salsa dancing
In this area, short term rentals : my 100 m2 3-bedroom apartment with quiet lovely patio (30 m2) , free Wifi, BBQ: 6 persons can sleep comfortably
Area Mouraria Lisbon: Saint Anthony in 2018 loves to party!
Picture: Liesbeth Niebling
Waiting for the Mouraria yearly parade 2018…
Picture: Liesbeth Niebling
Yearly parades June 12
At Avenida da Liberdade, from around 8h30 pm, June 12, there will be the yearly parade, with people dressed up in beautiful costumes. Each group represents a Lisbon neighborhood and there is a winner for the best song and costumes.
Lisbon June 2018
Saint Anthony street party Mouraria June 12, 2018
June 12, 2016 : Lisbon’s craziest night of the year in Mouraria, Lisbon.
Picture: Hans Stuij
June 12, 2017 & Lisbon’s Eve of Saint Anthony
Traditional grilled sardinhas (sardines) & salad in June
June 12, 2015: Lisbon’s craziest night of the year
Wine, sangria, beer, sardines, mojitos, caipirinhas, fado, pimba music and lots of people eating, drinking and dancing in the streets.
June 12, 2015 & Lisbon’s Eve of Saint Anthony parade in de streets of Mouraria
June 2016, feast days of the popular saints in historical area Mouraria Lisbon
Saint João 😉 😉 (sponsor is Sagres, a Portuguese brand of beer)
Lisbon June 16 2016
Saint Antonio street party Mouraria Lisbon & the black bra at the neighbors’ balustrade 😉 😉
Bar Flamingo & Dutch friend Feikje Stuij
Saint Anthony street party Mouraria Lisbon, June 12, 2017 & bar Flamingo Strike a pose! 🙂
In this area in Mouraria , short term rentals : my 3-bedroom apartment (100 m2) with lovely sunny patio (30 m2) , free Wifi, BBQ: 6 persons can sleep comfortably.
Bica district Lisbon, famous funicular near Bairro Alto
The narrow streets in area Bairro Alto (at night) are filled with people in a party mood, enjoying a whole lot of caipirinhas and mojitos on the bar-lined hills. Every bar and club in the district shuts its doors and moves its drinks to the windows, or on to tables outside.
Largo da Trindade Lisbon- people are dancing on Pimba music
Historic area Alfama & BBQ in the street
Lisbon’s craziest night: YouTube in one of the historical parts of Lisbon: Alfama
All the streets are decorated with garlands and lights, from Castelo to Mouraria, Graça to Alfama, and Ajuda to Bairro Alto. Barely a street escapes as paper lanterns, streamers and coloured lights are hung from balconies and railings.
Manjerico (basil), a symbol of affection & love poems
As a symbol of affection, people present each other with little pots of basil (manjerico) and paper carnations on which they write poems.
During the month of June there are many stalls in the city where you can buy the pots with basil (from 5 – 15 euro) and a selection of poems with various texts
Pot of basil with love poems, a gift from a nice friend…. 🙂
“não digas que não amas – “do not say you don’t love me
pois tens a voz a tremer – because your voice is trembling
quando um não proclamas – when one does not proclaim
um sim pretender dizer” – it is “yes” you mean to say….
Lisbon, Eve of Saint Anthony festivities