Ascension Day celebration in Portugal: “Espiga Day” traditions

Espiga Day Portuguese version "Espiga Thursday", "Espiga Day" ("Espiga" in Portuguese is the word for ear of grain) or Ascension Thursday (Feast of the Ascension) is celebrated today in Portugal. The celebration has Christian origins and marks the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven 40 days after the resurrection (40 days after Easter). In Portugal, a … Continue reading Ascension Day celebration in Portugal: “Espiga Day” traditions