Slapstick Parade

The “Trapalhão” Parade (slapstick parade), held on Shrove Tuesday can be classified as a satirical parade, inspired by the local cultural heritage. This parade is inspired by the spontaneous parade that originally took place at Rua da Carreira, around the first half of the XX century. The participants’ creativity knows no boundaries and spans from social and political satire, to traditional themes, or simple character disguise.

This parade is open to all, either locals or tourists, individually or in groups, a parade ranked in four different categories – Adults, Children, Best “Trapalhão”, King “Trapalhão” and Transvestites.
The winners in each of these categories receive a cash prize.

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