Santo Cristo Festivities
THE "SENHOR SANTO CRISTO DOS MILAGRES" FESTIVITIES

Held every year on the Island of S. Miguel on the fifth Sunday after Easter, the festival lasts three days, during which time the image of "Senhor Santo Cristo" is worshipped at Esperança Convent in Ponta Delgada as part of tradition that dates back over 400 years. In addition to the religious aspects of the festival, there are also sporting and cultural events.

Place: Ponta Delgada, Island of S. Miguel
Date: 5th Sunday after Easter
Event organisation: The Brotherhood of "Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres"

Festivity of the Holy Spirit
THE HOLY SPIRIT FESTIVAL

This festival is celebrated on all the islands although it varies in detail from one to another and even within different areas of the islands themselves. All the parishes in each island have a chapel, known as an "Império" (empire), with its own brotherhood. These are considered the most typical in the islands'' tradition of religious festivals.

Place: Throughout the archipelago
Date: May to September and in particular the 7th Sunday after Easter
Event organisation: The Holy Spirit Brotherhoods

Cavalhadas de Sao Pedro in Ribeira Grande
"CAVALHADAS DE S. PEDRO"

The Cavalhadas de S. Pedro takes place every year in Ribeira Grande. The "King", or "Head", knights, lancers, stewards and trumpeters dressed in colourful costumes parade through the streets on their shining horses on the morning of St. Peter's day.

Place: The parish of Ribeira Seca in the municipality of Ribeira Grande on the Island of S. Miguel
Date: 29 June
Event organisation: Festival committee