Ribeira Brava prepares for São Pedro

Festas de Sao Pedro this weekend

Ribeira Brava prepares for São Pedro 1Hot on the heels of São João comes the feast of São Pedro, most notably celebrated in Ribeira Brava. The municipality’s Facebook page is here.

São Pedro is the patron of the parishes of Ponta do Pargo, São Pedro in Funchal and has chapels dedicated to him in the parishes of Câmara de Lobos, Porto Moniz (Lamaceiros), Porto Santo, Santa Cruz (Lombada) and São Jorge. However, the biggest celebrations take place in Ribeira Brava.

The parish of Ribeira Brava officially has St. Benedict as its patron saint, but it is São Pedro who is celebrated with the largest party in the town, and one of the largest in Madeira, which takes place at the end of this week. The occasion is marked by the popular marches involving thousands of people.

 

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