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The Portuguese community of Bermuda came together yesterday to celebrate the annual Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres.

The celebration, whose title translates to “Festival of the Christ of Miracles”, originated centuries ago on the island of São Miguel in the Azores and was brought by the Azorean community to Bermuda, as well as areas of the United States and Canada.

Celebrations began with a church service and a parade through Hamilton carrying a statue of Jesus adorned with red and white flowers. Hundreds of revellers later moved to the Bermuda Athletics Association car park where the festive atmosphere continued with live music and traditional Portuguese including bifana and sweet malassadas.

Coming together: the Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Festive fun: hundreds attended the festival (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Honouring tradition: the festival goes back hundreds of years (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Time to celebrate: revellers enjoy the festive atmosphere (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published May 22, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated May 22, 2017 at 10:56 am)

Party atmosphere at Portuguese festival

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