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Iberian Mask Festival
Every year, in May, there is a Festival in Lisbon where men and women from the north of Portugal and Spain (as well as some guests from other countries in Europe) display the traditional masks of their regions. Masked men were once a medieval tradition all around Europe, especially in small agricultural villages. With the political changes and the development of technology this tradition is on the verge of becoming lost, but these kinds of festivals have the purpose of rekindling the tradition.