Sao Joao Hammers

Hammer on the Head at Porto’s São João Festival

In Portugal, June is the month in which cities and villages across the county pay tribute to the patron saint of their town with celebrations. In Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, they throw a HUGE street party on the night of 23 June to honor their favorite saint, São João (St. John). This celebration has taken place for six centuries, and over that time, many traditions have been created specific to ....