Every year takes place the procession in honor of Our Lady of the Navigators, Cascais traditional religious march which includes the participation of fishermen families strictly dressed strictly and hundreds of worshipers as well.
Establishing itself as one of the highlights of the Festival of the Sea (Festas do Mar) leaves at 15:00 from the Church of Cascais by Avenue D. Carlos toward Fishermans beach. There the faithful follow by sea to the Guia on fishing boats festooned properly and return to the initial starting point.
In Cascais, this procession is not very old. Until the 50s was performed the pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guia, now incorporated in this procession. This pilgrimage stemmed from a promise made by the council of Lisbon, in the first quarter of the sixteenth century: “Ms. broke the ravages of the plague that had befallen the city and they come here, to the shrine once a year – on foot first and than by boat – to venerate it with thanksgiving”. The tradition faded, but the procession of Our Lady of Navigators Guide is still the culmination of the journey by sea.
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