Photo Set #2: Santo Cristo Dos Milagres Festival

May 18, 2014

Bermuda’s Portuguese community came together today [May 18] to celebrate a centuries old tradition that originated in the Azores in the 17th century. The “Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres” [Festival of the Christ of Miracles], sees a solemn procession through Hamilton with participants walking on a carpet of flowers set down beforehand.

Santo Cristo Dos Milagres Festival Bermuda, May 18 2014-105

Nearly 400 years old, the Festival is the largest religious celebration of the Azores. It was celebrated this same weekend in the Azores, as well as by members of the Portuguese diaspora across the globe.

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  1. nuffin but the truth says:

    I hope they cleaned up all those flowers from the road after they had finished

  2. Tim says:

    @nuffin but the truth: that is a crude, uncultured, and disrespectve remark.

  3. Tim says:

    Should have been spelt “disrespectful”