Lazarim’s tradition for wooden Carnival masks bid for heritage recognition

The tradition of the village of Lazarim, in Lamego, to carve wooden masks to celebrate carnival is advancing with a bid for UNESCO cultural heritage. As reports explain, the bid was delayed by the pandemic, but now that life is returning to normal, artesans are keen to see it go through. Hopes are that the recognition will bring new ‘life’ to the area, which already has a number of young people learning the craft.