Tomar - Festival of the Trays

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Tomar - Festival of the Trays

Also known as the Fesival of the Holy Spirit, the Festival of trays happens in Tomar every 4 years. The next will be in 2019. The festivities extend for several weeks and culminate with the Parade of Trays. The Parade is a huge, meandering flow of color and music. Hundreds of couples make the procession: the women dressed in white, with a colored ribbon across the chest, taking in the high trays; the men, white shirt and sleeves rolled up, black pants, cap and tie in the shoulder, the same colour as the girl color ribbon. The parade closes with the triumphal car of bread, meat and wine pulled by oxen.

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