Carnival in Lisbon

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Carnival in Lisbon

Street parties… parades… In Lisbon, partying is an unalienable right—and a rite of passage.

Carnival or ‘Entrudo' in Lisbon is organized every year depending on the date of Shrove Tuesday, which marks the end of the ‘week of seven fat days' and is followed by Ash Wednesday. These days of celebration and excess are days of abundant food, before the period of fasting and religious discipline for Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter.

The event is strongly influenced by the carnivals in Rio de Janeiro and Venice. Costumes, dance performances, street performances, parades of floats, everything is there. During the carnival, the whole town is celebrating, but the epicentre of the carnival madness is located between Praca do Municipio and Rossio. This is where everyone will meet up after the party in the main streets and squares of the capital. An ideal event to say good-bye to winter in Lisbon.

From 20 to 24 February 2016

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