Póvoa de Lanhoso revisits the 16th century

In 2014, it will be 500 years since the renewal of the Lanhoso council cartas de foral. These were letters signed by King D. Manuel I to establish a city council and its administration. In celebration of this quincentennial (January 4th), each month of the year, a different celebratory event will be put on. In May, for example, the town is hosting a debate on the town’s history and modern day presence, as well as its administrative reform. Around this same time, the town will host a XV century market, and during Carnaval the streets will be taken over by a parade, and the New Year will be welcomed by a celebration reminiscent of centuries long gone.

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