Locals immerse themselves in Portuguese culture at festa

The Teras do Norte cultural group entertain the crowd with their traditional Portuguese music and dances.

MALALANE – The annual Portuguese Festa drew even more patrons to the Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Sunday than last year.

A mix of all cultures from across the Onderberg, Mbombela and even farther, stayed until the early evening to enjoy the annual festival.

People formed long queues to get their hands on mouth-watering fare such as chicken, espetadas, prawn rissois and pastéis de nata, while the beer garden added to guests’ jolly disposition.

The festa is held in May each year to commemorate the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, an international celebration, and is followed by the morning’s mass and procession. The church grounds were packed with tables in the shade or under canopies and seats were never unoccupied for long.

Mid-afternoon, the Teras do Norte cultural group entertained the crowd with their colourful Portuguese traditional dress, music and dances. Several community members joined in the fun and tried to match the dancers’ skilful steps.

Teras do Norte’s band lead a march to conclude the day’s first performance.

Kids crowded Zippy the Clown, who twisted balloons into swords, hearts and animals. Most of them also sported colourful face paint courtesy of talented helpers.

Zippy the Clown had kids mesmerised with this silly antics and balloon tricks.

The festivities were officially concluded with a very successful auction.

The church thanks everyone who contributed to the event and said it plans an even bigger celebration next year.

Check out more photos here.

  AUTHOR
Retha Nel

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