The careto is a young masked man in the carnival tradition from Northeastern Portugal, namely in the village of Podence in Macedo de Cavaleiros municipality. Caretos are masked young man in a suit made of green, red and yellow tatters, with a wooden mask and clappers in the belt.
The clappers are used to jingle at passing people, if it is a woman, a group of caretos jingles gently at the girl, if it is a man, he jingles aggresively and occasionally hunting the person.
- Careto´s articleArticle by Cátia Pinheiro in Accessible Travel Magazine, February 2007
- Carnival of Podence (in Portuguese)
- Endless energy of the Caretos (in Portuguese)
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