In Amarante the June´s festivals are dedicated to St. Gonçalo.
Disputed monk between Benedictines and Dominicans, is worshiped by the people and is known as the old ladies matchmaker, wonder-worker and merry fellow.
The festival lasts for three days and three nights. It starts and ends with a volley of gun-fire and a stroll of drums.
A single woman, who comes to the June festival and does not get in the church to pull the Saint´s clapper, runs the risk of never getting married…
The different groups play in competition, in a deafness beat of the drum: It shall win the one who is the last to lay down his instruments, at about four or five a.m. The festival is over. The "June" is over.