Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Agony
The first Pilgrimage was in 1772, when fishermen from Galicia and Portugal came together to pay homage to Our Lady of Agony.
Since then, every year, in Viana do Castelo, during the week of August 20, thousands of people participate in the Pilgrimage.
The streets of Ribeira are decorated with salt and flower carpets and every day, at midnight, the city is lit with fireworks. During these festive days there is the Eucharist and the Solemn Processions, the Mordomas Parade, the Historical and Ethnographic Parade, and the Costume Festival. There are also concertinas and drums.
Get ready because... the celebration is about to start!