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Festivals and dances in São Tomé e Príncipe
Grown from the mixed traditions of our country, local cultures, festivals and dances have emerged. The following events are famous for São Tomé e Príncipe. Auto de Floripes theatral carnaval dance: A long lasting parade, usually in Santo Antonio, during August, dating back to Portuguese influences and dealing with cultural fights inside Europe in the Middle Ages. Tchiloli is a masked theatral performance, uniquely mixing African culture with colonial influences. The origin of Tchiloli date back to a fight of Charlemagne in Germany, blended with stories of love, infidelity and tragedy. Dança do Congo is yet another unique event, to be seen for example on Neves city’s party, with masked dancers parading the streets, some of them on dizzying stilts. Bulaué dance as well as Cape Verdian dances of farm workers add to the diversity of Santomean culture.
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