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Holidays are not the only recognised traditions in Portugal. The Portuguese are also very religious and superstitious. They believe that by following the Christian lifestyles they will be in good hands. That is why they continue to recognize rites of passage such as baptism, confirmation and marriage. Death is also ritualized and taken very seriously in the Portuguese culture. Church bells announce the passing of a neighbor or family member throughout the villages in Portugal.
Portugal, Lonely Planet Country Guide by R. St Louis (2009)
The Rough Guide to Portugal by J Fisher, M Hancock et J Brown (2010)
The Wine and Food Lover's Guide to Portugal by C Metcalfe and K McWhirter (2007)
Portuguese music spans a wide range of styles but probably the most well known is the fado; bittersweet melodies usually played on Portuguese guitar, with sad lyrics that usually speak of longing.