Festa dos Tabuleiros returns in 2019 with 500+ Breadhats... no really!
December 17, 2018
The festival attracts visitors from all over to the former home of the Knights Templar in Tomar. During the last festival in 2015, women from all the 16 counties around Tomar carried 500 bread headdresses.
Along the 2-mile parade rout, petals from flowers are thrown to the pairs, quilts decorate windows and everyone is dressed for the occasion, making it a truly unique celebration. The main parade will take place on Sunday, July 7th.
So much has been written about the Knights Templar, but the last chapter in their history was written in Portugal’s city of Tomar. It’s a tale of adventure, cunning, and exploration. And the pageantry of the lost order lives on today at the “Festa dos Tabuleiros.” Tomar is just 90 minutes from Lisbon.
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