Friday, 4 April 2008

The burning of Judas

The burning of Judas (queima do Judas) is an old Easter tradition in Ílhavo. Dummies are made to resemble people from town (or at least they try) and signs or posters are hanged in them with satirical remarks about the actions of the portrayed in the previous year. Many of these remarks are about local politics. Then in Easter the dummies are burned. These photos are from 2006.
You can see more about this tradition in Wikipedia here.


Uma por Dia said...

Não conhecia, mas gostei!
É bom para libertar tensões :)

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?