Photos & Video: Holy Spirit Festival On Sunday

July 2, 2018

The second day of festivities of the 23rd annual Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit took place on Sunday [July 1] in St. George’s, with people from around the island coming to attend.

The day got underway at 2.00pm with a procession from the Town Square to the St George’s Catholic Church Stella Maris for a mass before heading back to the Square for a night of social fun and celebration which kicked off at 5.00pm.

The 70-minute live video replay is below:

Entertainment throughout the weekend included performances by “Amelia Pontes, Jessica Frias, Michelle Tavares, The Travelers and Carlos Janeiro. Also performing were Folcolore from Vasco da Gama and Marcha from Casa do Acores.

Portuguese food and refreshments were on sale including octopus stew, favas, bifana [pork on a bun], chourico on a bun, fish, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, malasaddas [Portuguese donuts], massa [egg bread], various Portuguese cookies and more.


The festival was originally started in Bermuda by Eugene Lima and his father Frank Lima, and today with the help of a committee of hard working devoted volunteers, the tradition continues. Funds raised through the event are donated to local charities and families that may be struggling financially. Click here to see photos and videos from Saturday night’s performances.

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