May 11, 2015

FESTA DAS ROSAS




The May of every year is the month of flowers, when in Vila Franca do Lima the Festa das Rosas, the festivities in honor of Our Lady of the Roses, takes place. The main attraction are the mordomas, the young girls carrying very heavy hand-decorated baskets on their heads and wearing beautiful traditional costumes during a procession. To learn about our experience during this typical and traditional Portuguese event keep on reading. 

May 08, 2015

ERASMUS+ IN LANHESES

One of the aims of AJD is to raise the youth's awareness of the European citizenship and interest in the Erasmus+ programme, including the European Voluntary Service. To do so, AJD, represented here by Ana Paula and ourselves, has teamed with Mariana Marques from the organisation YUPI for a workshop with highschool students from the School in Lanheses during the European Youth Week. 

AZULEJOS.

The Muslim culture has a long-standing history and tradition in the Iberic Peninsula and one of the traces they have left behind and has become a trademark of Portuguese architecture are the so-called azulejos, small square ceramic tiles that bear traditional colourful paintings and are found on the façades and interior walls of house, public buildings, schools, railway or subway stations and even churches.