What happens on the night of St. Anthony remains in the night of St. Anthony
It is the night of all excesses, the night where anything can happen. From 12 to 13 June Lisboners are keen to celebrate St. Anthony with sardines on bread and lots of beer to the sound of traditional music! This year, Mouraria been ablaze with dozens of ‘bailaricos’ (traditional balls) and lots of entertainment both in Renovar a Mouraria Association, as Largo dos Trigueiros or Largo de S. Cristóvão. The streets, the balconies and store shelves are decorated by locals with traditional manjericos colored ribbons, great balls of paper and sardines cardboard idealized by several local designers, resulting in a full color picture. All are keen to participate in the festivities, either to sell manjericos, cherry, sangria, pork fillets or sardines, a large joint efforts that result in well-watered and many excesses party to the mix. But as tradition says, what happens on the night of St. Antony stays in the night of St. Antony.