Festas de São Pedro are back in Ribeira Brava

One of the major festivals on the island

Festas de São Pedro are back in Ribeira Brava

São Pedro da Ribeira Brava, considered one of the biggest festivals in Madeira, is back in full force and with a lot of excitement.

The São Pedro party started on Sunday in Ribeira Brava with the decorations and lighting and ends on July 3, with the celebration of the Blessed Sacrament. In between, a lot of music and the revival of some traditions that have been maintained over generations, especially the kebab on pebbles, which is a very old landmark of this village.

Yesterday was Saint Peter’s Eve, a day of pilgrimages and to contemplate the charola made in Fajã da Ribeira with agricultural products and the Boat of Achada that carries the image of São Pedro, both on display next to the main church. At night, from 10:00 pm, the popular marches start with 13 groups and around 600 participants.

Festas de São Pedro “a milestone”

Festas de São Pedro are back in Ribeira Brava

The mayor, Ricardo Nascimento, welcomes, in a statement, the return of this party that is a milestone in the county and throughout the Region and provides for a “full house”, with many people from various parts of the island. “It has been like this, but this year, with the relief of the pandemic, we think that people have the need and desire to celebrate and be with friends”, says the mayor, stressing that there is room for everyone.

For this reason, the Municipality invested again in a São Pedro festival “village”, which is seen as an “added value in terms of commercial dynamism”.
In terms of commercial offerings, the festival has 60 stalls from various business areas, in addition to the traditional commerce that complements the gastronomy of the festival.

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