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CULT OF ST. STEVEN, PORTUGAL (18 images)

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The WINTER MASQUERADE of St. Stephen in Ousilhão, north-east PORTUGAL photographed by Graham Harrison in 2008.

In Portugal it is believed that Saint Stephen's Day, 26th December, was added to the liturgic calendar to incorporate pre-Christian festivals for the Winter Solstice. In the village of Ousilhão (in the district of Bragança) Celtic celebrations of fertility and the cult of the sun together with the Roman Feast of Saturnalia, were incorporated by the...
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