Religious Festivities and Arraiais in Madeira Island

Religious Festivities and Arraiais in Madeira Island

The Archipelago of Madeira is proud to have many Religious Festivitites and “Arraiais” (Madeiran typical festivity) all year long. These festivities are allusive to Madeira and Porto Santo’s culture, traditions and costumes. The roads on each parish are magnificently decorated with colorful flowers and sometimes plastic flowers. Besides, there are also music, live performances, food and beverage and great entertainment. These festivals attract thousands of locals and tourists from all over the island. Some of the most important Religious Festivities in Madeira Island are the Lady of Monte (Senhora do Monte), the Good Lord Jesus (Senhor do Bom Jesus), Lord of Miracle (Senhor dos Milagres) There are food and drink stalls, filled with regional gastronomy. Some of the most common specialties are the "espetada" (beef cubed on a stick and grilled over an open fire), grilled chicken and the famous bolo do caco (a local bread made with wheat flour), wine and other drink specialties. Come and stay in Madeira Rural accommodations. There are many rural accommodations in Madeira and Porto Santo Islands. Madeira Island will be pleased to welcome you!

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