Portuguese Flower Arches

Portuguese Flower Arches on display the at Celebrations Exhibition

'In Portugal the marchas celebrate the festival of Santo Antoninho (St Anthony) and fresh flowers are used to make the arches. In Lisbon the capital city of Portugal, there are hundreds of dancers competing with each other for prizes.'

'The Association has eight flower arches. All the paper flowers are made by volunteers. The flowers have to be colourful and catch the eye.' Grace