Carnival in Sines from the 12th till the 17th of February 2010.
Sines is one of the cities which has a considerable Carnivalesque tradition in Portugal. Every year, thousands of people from all over the country gather here to see the parade. The Sines’ Carnival – where the floats are paraded at night – was internationally acclaimed during the early 20th Century. It combines the Portuguese people’s satirical and creative spirit, with the splendour and energy of the Brazilian Carnival, so as to produce a vibrant show, engaging the whole town. The Vasco da Gama Avenue also plays host to a smaller edition of the Carnival on a summer’s night (variable date).