In Portugal there are all sorts of Christmas traditions, from the traditional Christmas tree to big fires, masks, chestnuts and even bananas. Today we tell you all about 6 of the most characteristic Portuguese traditions that have been celebrated over the years.
The most magical season of the year is on its way, and with it the "vilas" or Christmas fairs in Portugal. Ornaments, decorations, sweets and cakes, hot chocolate, Santa Claus, street markets, plays, magic trains, lights, Christmas trees...
Christmas is coming and with it comes parties, food, lights and joy. At this time, your greatest concern should probably be what to give to that second cousin you see once a year, but we can't help you there.
The Christmas season is upon us and if you are living or planning to live in Portugal you might as well start getting acquainted with all the traditions. All around the world this is a time for family gatherings, love and obviously a lot of food and the Portuguese are no exception.