Pilgrims dance during a festival at Catholic shrine of Saint Antao

 
Pilgrims dance during a festival at Catholic shrine of Saint Antao
Pilgrims dance during a festival at the Catholic shrine of Saint Antao, near Obidos January 17, 2012. Thousands of pilgrims visit this shrine to celebrate the day of Saint Antao. The shrine was built in 1386, and its saint is invoked in case of any animal disease or to aspire a good litter. It is the tradition to eat sausage and drink wine after a mass in commemoration of the saint during the pilgrimage. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)