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Celebrating Portuguese tradition

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Turn, turn, turn: Traditional Portuguese dancers at the Santo Christo Festival Bermuda

Thousands turned out yesterday to celebrate Portuguese tradition at the annual Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres.

The centuries old tradition which originated in 17 century Azores began with a service and a parade through Hamilton with participants walking along a carpet of flowers holding a statue of Santo Cristo.

Revellers later moved to the Bermuda Athletics Association car park where traditional Portuguese fare was served including polvo, an octopus stew; bifana, a seasoned pork chop in a bun; and the sweet malassadas, a Portuguese doughnut.

Out in force: Revellers at the Santo Christo Festival Bermuda
Twist of fate: A wheel of Fortune at the festival
Striking a festive note: A singer entertains the crowd