Tradition is still a living force in the Santonian people, and cultural manifestations have long remained.
Of special note are the festivities of June, which bring thousands of people to the island. Santo António, on June 13 at Paul, the “san jon revoltiod”, June 24 in Porto Novo, and the São Pedro on June 29. These cultural manifestations that mix the sacred and the profane, also move the economy on the island due to the flow of people arriving this month, to live or relive these festivities.
Although all have a high weight in the island, the “san jon revoltiod”, in Porto Novo, constitutes one of the greatest traditions of the island of Santo Antão. As a national reference, raised in 2013, National Cultural Intangible Cultural Heritage, this cultural event attracts people from different corners of the island and the country, to integrate the fun of ships, collines and tambourines that parade the “Kolá San Jon.”