[ 18-05-18 | 20-05-18 ] THE BIGGEST FESTIVAL OF IBERIAN CULTURE RETURNS TO BELÉM
The International Iberian Mask Festival (FIMI) returns to the Jardim da Praça do Império, in Belém, for four days of ancestral traditions.
The 13th edition of FIMI will offer a varied programme with a regional showcase gastronomy, handicrafts, concerts, exhibitions, street animation, and of course the highlight the great parade of the Iberian Mask with 32 groups of masks and hundreds of participants.
The parade is on Saturday at 4:30 p.m, and this year Boi Tinga from Brazil and The Mummers from Ireland join the debut groups Gigantones and Cabeçudos from Viana do Castelo, Máscaras de Oviedo (Asturias), Merdeiros de Vigo (Vigo) and El Carnaval del Toro Morales de Valverde (Zamora).
The concerts on the Iberian Stage will once again bring folk rhythms of traditional European roots, combined with other elements of fusion, this time with the performances of Bregia (Ireland) and Oscar Ibáñez & Tribo (Spain) on May 18th, and during the weekend the concerts of the group Toques do Caramulo (Portugal) on Saturday, and Realejo (Portugal) on Sunday afternoon.
In parallel to the International Iberian Mask Festival, from 14th to 18th of May, there will be debates for the first time (in the National Archaeological Museum) and cinema (in the Casa da América Latina), an initiative of the “Festival Popular” (EU-LAC MUSEUMS) and the Museum Night.