2013-01-21

Festivities in honour of the Rainha Santa - Portugal


© Guia Turístico do Norte

Sent by "kryx87"

"The Rainha Santa's Celebrations is the most genuine expressions of devotion to Queen Isabel, patroness of the City, wife of King Dinis. Woman of great piety, always expressed deep love and sensitivity to the needs of poor and excluded, and is therefore called the Rainha Santa (holy queen).
He was canonized in 1625 and Coimbra on that occasion expressed his enthusiasm and joy, celebrating the day with festivities which lasted for a week.

Today the festival is held every two years, a symbiosis of religious and profane expressions. The highlights are the two religious processions, a night and another day in which the image of Veneranda is carried on shoulders to the Igreja da Graça, back in the following Sunday, the place of origin, the Convent of Santa Clara-a-Nova.

Date: July (Biennial - pair years)" In: Confort Inn Hotel
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