Photographer's Note

Just like in many other Portuguese towns, Torroselo (a small town near the Estrela Mountain), also has a Porridge Feast. This one takes place every year in May. According to the legend,this tradition started several centuries ago and it's in honour of St. Martin, to thank him for helping the people getting rid of a plague.
Some days before, the locals prepare the porridge with corn, goat milk and sugar and, on the day of the feast, the women go in procession carrying the trays with the porridge, decorated with flowers. After the blessing, they give the porridge to all the locals and visitors present.

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