Silver 2016 People / Wedding

A Hindu Wedding in Portugal

  • Prize
    Silver in People/Wedding
  • Photographer
    Fernando Mendes

In 1974, after the Portuguese Revolution, the African colony of Mozambique became an independent nation. Between 1977 and 1980, much of the large Hindu community originally from former Portuguese territories of Goa, Daman and Diu, immigrated to Portugal. Sharing the languages Portuguese and Gujarati, they banded together to preserve their Indian and Hindu inheritance. The Hindu weeding of Vidata and Mahil in Lisbon (Portugal) is a trace of the Hindu culture.