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People from all Great Oporto area visit the markets in Matosinhos. In hundreds of stalls, you will find vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, bread, tools, furniture, clothes, shoes, tapestries, crockery, jewellery, and so on.

The Feira Semanal de Santana (a weekly market) takes place every Friday afternoon, at Parque de Santana, in Leça do Balio’s parish. There is a remarkable Annual Market, on this same place, that is still attended by farmers. Reviving tradition, they will go to the market to trade their products, buy handicraft or agricultural tools, predict the climate and their crops, or to seal business with agreements based on their honour.

Saturdays are the busiest market day, at Matosinhos municipality. The Feira da Senhora da Hora, in the morning, and Feira de Custóias, in the afternoon, attract thousands of people, of all social classes. Visiting these markets is a way of buying all sorts of goods at fine prices, especially clothing. There is an unconscious frenzy on people, at these markets. If you want to participate in a cultural act and get to know the people’s dynamics, you should attend both these markets, listen to the music and hear the banns claimed by all sellers…

Feira dos Golfinhos was better known after the Portuguese Revolution, on the 25th April 1974. It is thus called due to the two dolphins on the municipality’s coat of arms. It takes place on the fourth Sunday of every month, in Jardim Basílio Teles (in front of the Town Hall’s building). In the beginning, it was considered an antique’s fair, but nowadays collectors of all items go there, whether ancient or modern. B.B.C. London has already mentioned this fair on their programmes.

Matosinhos’ markets and festivities are cultural manifestations, filled with authenticity. They excel on grandiosity and ecletism, in a continuous whirl of events that leave no room to other options but to attend them. The best festivities are in Matosinhos, a municipality that knows how to celebrate. Do visit us!

Date

Event

Place

Characterization

Last week of July

S. Tiago festivity

Custóias

Profane/Religious

Second week of September

Nossa Senhora das Dores festivity

Custóias (Lugar de Esposade)

Profane/Religious

Every Saturday afternoon

Custóias Market

Custóias

Vegetables, fruit, jewellery, shoes, clothes, cloth, meat, bread, furniture, decoration, gold, tapestry, pottery...

Last week of June / July’s first weekend

S. Martinho festivity

Guifões

Profane/Religious

November 11th

S. Martinho festivity

Guifões

Religious

1st Sunday after 20th January

S. Sebastião festivity

Lavra

Religious

1st Sunday after 24th May

Santa Rita festivity

Lavra

Religious

2nd Sunday in August (every two years)

Nossa Senhora de Fátima festivity

Lavra (lugar de Cabanelas)

Profane/Religious

2nd Sunday in August
(every two years, switching with Nossa Senhora de Fátima’s festivity)

Senhor festivity

Lavra

Religious

Daily

Lavra Market

Lavra

Clothes, shoes, meat, fish, bread, small things…

First week of August

Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (or Carvalho Santo) festivity

Leça do Balio (Lugar do Araújo)

Profane/Religious

Second week of September

Senhor Jesus do Padrão da Légua festivity

Leça do Balio (Padrão da Légua)

Profane/Religious

Every Friday

Santana Market

Leça do Balio (Parque de Santana)

Clothes, shoes, small things, vegetables, fruit, pottery…

19th March

S. José Market

Leça do Balio (Parque de Santana)

Agricultural goods, fruit trees, regional sweets, clothes, shoes, toys, handicraft...

3rd Sunday of July

Santana Yearly Market

Leça do Balio (Parque de Santana)

Agricultural goods, seeds, regional sweets, clothes, shoes, toys…

1st Sunday of October

S. Miguel Market (Nut Market)

Leça do Balio (Parque de Santana)

Nuts, farm implements, plastic vintage tubs, steel tubs…

July’s last weekend

S. Miguel Arcanjo and Santana festivity

Leça da Palmeira

Profane/Religious

5th Sunday of Lent

Senhor dos Passos Procession

Leça da Palmeira

Religious

Holy Friday evening

Senhor Morto Procession

Leça da Palmeira

Religious

12th May

Nossa Senhora de Fátima Procession

Leça da Palmeira

Religious

Corpus Christy Day
(60 days after Easter)

Corpo de Deus Procession

Leça da Palmeira

Religious

12th October

Nossa Senhora de Fátima Procession

Leça da Palmeira (Lugar do Monte Espinho)

Religious

51 days after Easter

Senhor de Matosinhos festivity

Matosinhos

Profane/Religious

July’s second weekend

Mártir S. Sebastião festivity

Matosinhos

Profane/Religious

Fourth Sunday every month

Golfinhos Market

Matosinhos (Jardim Basílio Teles)

Antiquities (chinaware, religious statues, coins, medals, books)

June’s last week/July’s first

São Mamede de Perafita festivity

Perafita

Religious

1st Sunday after February the 2nd

S. Brás festivity

Santa Cruz do Bispo (Monte do S. Brás)

Religious

1st Sunday after February the 3rd

Senhora do Livramento festivity

Santa Cruz do Bispo (monte de S. Brás)

Religious

15th August

Nossa Senhora da Saúde festivity

Santa Cruz do Bispo

Profane/Religious

First week of September

Santo António do Telheiro festivity

S. Mamede de Infesta (Lugar do Telheiro)

Profane/Religious

4th Sunday after Easterº Domingo

Senhor da Boa Fortuna festivity

S. Mamede de Infesta (Lugar de Moalde)

Profane/Religious

Lent’s 2nd Sunday (evening)

Senhor dos Passos Procession

S. Mamede Infesta

Religious

Every Saturday morning

S. Mamede de Infesta Market

S. Mamede Infesta

Fruit and vegetables, meat, bread, musical items, decorations...

Ascension Thursday
(40 days after Easter)

Senhora da Hora festivity

Senhora da Hora (Lugar das Sete Bicas)

Profane/Religious

Every Saturday morning

Senhora da Hora Market

Senhora da Hora (Lugar da Barranha)

Jewellry, cloth, vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, bread...

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