85 thoughts on “The holiday that had it all!

  1. My goodness! such beautiful weather … the colour of the sky!
    And to catch that Palm Sunday procession through the streets – that must have been quite an experience.

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  3. Marvellous, Jo. About your title: The holiday that had it all… Yes, that seems true from your photos today. And it seems that every day must be a holiday there! So pleasing to walk along with you.

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    • We were relieved that the weather was so good as it was a damp forecast. We would still have enjoyed it as we were visiting friends there, but it was nice to be able to get out and look around. Have a lovely weekend, Alegria!

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    • The move was fine, thanks, and they have been extremely busy people ever since! We visited Obidos many years ago and Michael had his first episode of gout, but we didn’t know it then. When our friends moved up there from the Algarve we said we’d visit, and this was the perfect opportunity. We arrived on the afternoon of Palm Sunday and that procession passed right beneath us while we drank our complimentary Ginja. It doesn’t get much better.

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    • Absolutely! We missed the Chocolate Fair by one weekend but to be fair you can get Ginja and chocolate cups whenever. The Medieval Fair in autumn is one to look out for. To be honest we were mostly there to see our friends but it’s a fabulous little place. πŸ€—πŸ’Ÿ

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  4. That photo of the procession, reminded me of our Camino in Portugal (which we have done over Easter) and I remembered how many processions we saw on the way. Such lovely pictures … can’t wait for your lagoon walk!

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    • We have seen many Easter processions over the years in the Algarve, but I always wanted to see the ‘big one’ in Braga. We arrived in Obidos on Palm Sunday, just in time for the procession at 6.00, and were in Braga from Tuesday till Good Friday. A special few days!

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  5. Wonderful. I haven’t explored the north of Portugal as much as I’d like, but I spent a week somewhere near Obidos about 22 years ago. I’m looking forward to walking the lagoon with you on Monday. Have a great weekend, Jo

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  6. That one photo with the passion of Christ, I had the chance to see it in my childhood in the Philippines. My grandmother has this big statue where we adorned it with flowers, perfumed, and prepare it for procession every Easter. I grew up in a very religious environment and seeing Easter celebrations in other parts really opened my eyes.The carriage is then pulled with a motor then people flocked and do this religiously. I was even afraid of the large statue where Jesus was lying down dead, dressed in purple robe, in a glass coffin.. It was really something. HavenΒ΄t seen that for such a long time and brought some fond memories in me.

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    • I’m glad to bring back the memories. Portugal is a very Catholic country and one of my reasons for going north was to see some of the special processions. Most occur in the evening and I don’t have good shots, but it’s a very moving thing to be a part of. We watched the Palm Sunday procession from the roof terrace of our accommodation, and we’d only just arrived! Thanks for your comment, hon, and have a great weekend.

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