Collipo is the male tunas festival in the city of Leiria, organized by Trovantina – IPL’s male tuna.
This is a festival which had its first edition stemmed 2005. Initially planned as a biennial festival, the difficulties felt daily led to the second edition toaking place only in 2007, the third edition in 2012, the fourth in 2013, the fifth in 2014, the sixth in 2015 and the next scheduled for 03.05.2016 in an effort not to let die tuna tradition that the city of Leiria acquired through renewal, unity and spirit of the young students group.
Historically, one of the main objectives in Collipo is to help a worthy cause and has already supported the following institutions:
• I Collipo – Leiria Volunteer Firefighters
• II Collipo – ACAPO Leiria
• III Collipo – APPC Leiria
• IV Collipo – Boarding Male from Leiria of António Silva Leal Foundation
• V Collipo – CRID Project – Resource Center for Digital Inclusion
• VI Collipo – Zoófila Association Leiria
This seventh edition will be no exception, we will again embrace a noble cause – OASIS – Organization for Support and Solidarity, we will help by collecting and donating food products.
The festival focuses on 4 points:
1 – The tuna reception and division in the pre housing for that, like last year, will be hostels or motels to provide the best care possible to all invited Tunas.
Then, dinner and evening socializing, where the highlight of the evening will be the Serenade the City, which will hopefully be held in the municipal library as in the previous edition.
2 – Saturday, the official reception to the participants by the officials of the city of Leiria, a way of showing support and its importance for the development of the festival.
3 – Pasa-calles, which is a small parade through the streets playing melodies while exploring some points of our beautiful city. At night it runs the main event, which will be the festival at Teatro José Lúcio da Silva
4 – The last festival day: Sunday. Usually the day of farewells after lunch convivial in place yet to be determined.