Africa-Press – Cape verde. A group of drummer walked on Wednesday morning to the main streets of the city of Porto Novo, in Santo Antão, in the traditional dawn that marks the official start of the feasts of São João in this municipality.
The festivities program of the patron saint’s day, which is celebrated on June 24, lasts almost a month and highlights, among other activities, a workshop to built São João’s ships, a workshop for drummer learning, the rescue of the “cola Fjid” ritual and the presentation of three literary works.
A debate on the importance of these festivals, declared in 2017 national intangible cultural heritage, the agricultural fair, the meeting of migrants on vacation, the parade of the São João’s groups and the 2022 edition of the “zozer Son Jon party” are other events that will mark the June 24th in Porto Novo.
There is also an exhibition of painting, the traditional popular ball in the old Amílcar Cabral stadium and the resumption of the pilgrimage of the Christian faithful with the image of the patron saint from the Ribeira das Patas to the city of Porto Novo, which brings together thousands of Christian faithful.