Video: 2014 Santo Cristo Dos Milagres Festival

May 19, 2014

Bermuda’s Portuguese community came together on 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 move through Hamilton with participants walking on a carpet of flowers set down beforehand.

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

You can view our first set of photos of the Festival here and our second set here.

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