Tag Archives: Lisbon

TODAY’S HOLIDAY: St. Vincent’s Day (2015)


St. Vincent’s Day (2015)

São Vicente (St. Vincent of Saragossa) is the patron saint of Lisbon, Portugal. In Lisbon, people celebrate his feast day with processions and prayers. But in the surrounding rural areas, there are a number of folk traditions associated with this day. Farmers believe that by carrying a resin torch to the top of a high hill on January 22, they can predict what the coming harvest will be like. If the wind extinguishes the flame, the crops will be abundant; if the torch continues to burn, a poor growing season lies ahead. More… Discuss

today’s holiday: Moxie Festival


Moxie Festival

Moxie, originally a nerve tonic, was invented in 1876 by Dr. Augustin Thompson of Union, Maine. In 1884 it became a carbonated beverage whose main ingredient was gentian root. The Moxie Festival in Lisbon, Maine, began as an autograph session for Frank Potter, the author of The Moxie Mystique, in 1982. Within a few years the event had grown to include a pancake breakfast, parade, car show, craft fair, and firemen’s muster. Although Moxie is no longer widely available, the drink can still be found in Maine, where it is quite popular. About 10,000 people attend the festival each year. More… Discuss

Fabulous Musical Moments: AMÁLIA canta ” AVÉ MARIA FADISTA ” de Gabriel de Oliveira e Música: Vianinha


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AMÁLIA canta ” AVÉ MARIA FADISTA ” de Gabriel de Oliveira e Música: Vianinha

Amália Rodrigues

Avé Maria Fadista

Letra: Gabriel de Oliveira
Música: Francisco Viana ( Vianinha )

Portuguese

Avé Maria Fadista

Avé Maria sagrada
Cheia de graça divina
Oração tão pequenina
De uma beleza elevada.

Nosso Senhor é convosco,
Bendita sois vós, Maria.
Nasceu vosso Filho, um dia,
Num palheiro humilde e tosco.

Entre as mulheres bendita,
Bendito é o fruto, a luz,
Do vosso ventre, Jesus,
Louvor e graça infinita.

Santa Maria das Dores,
Mãe de Deus, se for pecado,
Tocar e cantar o fado,
Rogai por nós pecadores.

Nenhum fadista tem sorte,
Rogai por nós Virgem Mãe.
Agora, sempre e também
Na hora da nossa morte’

English

Hail Mary Fadista*

Sacred Hail Mary 1
Full of grace
This is a tiny prayer
Of great beauty.

The Lord is with thee;
Blessed art thou, Mary.
Your Son was born one day
In a humble and rough haystack.

Blessed among the women,
Blessed is the fruit, the light,
Of thy womb, Jesus,
Praise and infinite grace.

Our Lady of Sorrows,
Mother of God, if it is sin
Playing and singing fado2,
Pray for us sinners.

No singer is lucky,
Pray for us Virgin Mother
Now, always and also
At the hour of our death.

 

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TODAY’S SAINT: ST. VINCENT’S DAY (AND HOPE FOR A GOOD YEAR FOR CROPS)


St. Vincent’s Day

São Vicente St. Vincent of Saragossa is the patron saint of Lisbon, Portugal. In Lisbon, people celebrate his feast day with processions and prayers. But in the surrounding rural areas, there are a number of folk traditions associated with this day. Farmers believe that by carrying a resin torch to the top of a high hill on

English: Statue of Vincent of Saragossa, in Sa...

English: Statue of Vincent of Saragossa, in Saint Vincent Church, Braga, Portugal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

January 22, they can predict what the coming harvest will be like. If the wind extinguishes the flame, the crops will be abundant; if the torch continues to burn, a poor growing season lies ahead.

 More… Discuss

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La Vida Breve, Manuel de Falla



Show: Entre Familia y Flamenco 
Academia de Baile Español de Juanita Franco. San Diego, CA
Sat April 10th. 2010