The celebration of the Festa do Menino (Toddler's Festival), a celebration that takes place in the first day of the year at Vila Chá de Braciosa, a village in the Norteastner corner of Portugal, and that traces it's origins to the pre-christian fertility festivals of winter solstice. In it three characters (Bailador, Bailadeira, Velha) will go to each house of the village to dance and gather offerings.
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Bailadeira Bailador Europe Event Festa do Menino Festival Miranda do Douro Mirandese plateau People Portugal Street Tradition Traditional Trás-Os-Montes Velha Vila Cha de Braciosa Vila Chã de Braciosa Village Winter Solstice abandoned architecture brick building exterior celebration cottage cultures dancing dirty door event farm fertility
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- Festa do Menino de Vila Chã de Braciosa, Tras-Os-Montes