Babel: get to know the Queima das Fitas (Burning of the Ribbons) Parade

May 7, 2012 by Júlia

One of the most important traditions of the Portuguese academic scenario, the Coimbra’s Queima das Fitas (Burning of the Ribbons) Parade brought thousands of people to Coimbra. About one hundred cars, embellished with millions of handmade paper flowers, led the senior students through the city streets. Each Faculty of the University of Coimbra and of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra were represented by its colors in the cars.

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