Barrete verde


This peasant cap gave the name to the holiday in Alcochete famous all over Portugal, which lasts the whole second week of August. This is where real macho men in green hats drink wine, prance horses and arrange noisy corridas, and compete in agility. It is a traditional headdress for the valley of the Tagus River in the northern part of the country and usually its wearers proudly compare it with the hat, an urban headdress of Portugal. The Barrette is knitted of wool as a stocking; it has a wide red flap and a mandatory green pompom. On the coast of Portugal, just north, common is a similar headdress, called the black Barrette pretto. Portugal, Alcochete.