In Mira´s Lagoon survives until today an inheritance with cultural content and distinctive historical and whose origin is lost in the mists of time.
The Lagoon Caretos, well known to all Mirenses, are unique and important Carnival figures that marks the local cultural identity. In a din of screams and rattles run all the strets, knowing everything and everyone. And those in the doorway, that await for passersby in days of Shrovetide, have to seek refuge in some hiding place. Formerly it was common to snag the unprepared girls, looking for slightly raise their long skirts which was called “taking the fluffy”