GOIS ANNUAL HONEY & CHESTNUT FAIR PORTUGAL

GOIS ANNUAL HONEY & CHESTNUT FAIR PORTUGAL
Historical annual music and dance ceremony celebrating honey and chestnuts. Gois Portugal. The fair known as Feira do Mel e Castanha, celebrates these natural foods due to their importance in Portugeuese life. After the music the Magusto in the november evening is when pine needles are laid down and set fire to. and the chestnuts are roasted and shared around. People even jump over the buring embers and smear each other faces with the ahses in fun. Gois is part of the municipality of Coimbra just north of Lisbon. The vilage resides in the Lousa' mountains over 1000,metres up and has very diverse climate.


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