In May, the festivities of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres bring together, among locals, tourists and emigrants returning to their homeland at this time, thousands of people in Campo de São Francisco, in Ponta Delgada, on São Miguel Island.
Among the religious events that take place, an authentic festival of lights, philharmonic bands, carousels and food and drinks delight kids and adults alike. The procession that takes place on the fifth Sunday after Easter follows, according to oral tradition, a procession, suggested by Mother Teresa of the Anunciada, to calm the fury of nature, during which the image of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres fell and touched the ground without breaking. From then on, every year this procession takes place, moving the faith of many devotees who ask for help to overcome the most difficult moments of their lives. On the Saturday before it, several people walk in a slow procession on their knees and/or barefoot around Campo de São Francisco, while carrying candles that at the end of the route they offer to the church.
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