Did you know that yearly on the 23rd of June, the City of Portugal holds one of the liveliest European festivals?
The Festa de São João do Porto pays tribute to Saint John the Baptist (held for over 6 centuries)!
The partayyyyy continues through the night with dance parties, street music and the release of sky lanterns and balloons.
What is unusual about this party though is the Pagan-style courtship ritual… tradition is that young men seek out ladies (whom they think are hot) and proceed to hit them with “garlic flowers” or soft plastic hammers! OUCH! Kiddinggg…