"SANJOANINAS FESTS" OR ANGRA DO HEROÍSMO CITY ANNUAL FESTS"
Every year in June, the City of Angra do Heroísmo, celebrates her birthday on June 24th, local "S. João" holiday or St. John`s day.
The city hall usually organizes the city fests around this date which are held for a week long. That is why these are called "Sanjoaninas" due to the fact that they occur next to the the S. João holiday.
These fests atract peolpe from every corner of the island, from other islands in the archipelago and also from mainland Portugal and abroad.
Several events are organized during the week, with events being rock and national band concerts, gastronomy fair staging regional, national and flavors from abroad, arena bullfights, cantoria, dance parades known as "marchas", road and nautical motorsports and other related events.
"Sanjoaninas" fests are staged every year in the month of June. For an idea of the most important events throughout these festivities please see the following links: