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The Sanjoaninas, which take place in June, are the biggest popular festivities in the Azores and offer a visiting card for many tourists who journey to Terceira island, in order to partake in and share local traditions and customs.

The Sanjoaninas festivities date back to the XVI century and have always played a key role in the culture of the Azores. They begin with the opening procession and march of the queen and continue for several days, encompassing cultural, recreational, ethnographic and sporting activities.

One of the highpoints of the festivities is the Sanjoaninas Bullfighting Festival which is one of the most important events of its kind in the Iberian Peninsula and includes bullfights, bullfights with ropes and bull runs in the streets.