The 2011 “Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres” (Christ of Miracles Feast), the largest religious celebration of the Azores, will take place from May 28 to June 2, in Ponta Delgada, the capital city of the Azores. Nearly 400 years old, the tradition attracts many thousands of Azorean pilgrims returning home for the festivities.
According to the 2011 Festivities Program, distinguished guests include Portuguese-American Cardinal William Levada, from California; Bishop of Algarve, D. Manuel Neto Quintas; Bishop of Porto, D. Manuel Clemente; and Emeritus Bishop of Angra, D. Aurélio Granada Escudeiro.
The traditional religious parade, scheduled for Sunday May 28th, will wind through downtown Ponta Delgada for nearly 6 hours. For the occasion entire streets will be artistically decorated with of fresh flowers. For more information>>>