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Santo Cristo to return

A celebration of Azorean culture will be held at the BAA Field later this month.

Portuguese-American band Tony Borges and Euro will headline the Santo Cristo festival on May 18 and 19.

Local acts include Sarah Medeiros, Jessica Frias, Amalia Ponte, Caroline Araujo and the Vasco da Gama Folklore dancers. DJ Nelson Pavao will play music.

The event will be begin on May 18 at 9pm.

A mass in honour of Santo Cristo will take place the next day at St Theresa's Cathedral, at 1.30pm, followed by a procession of the sacred image of Christ to BAA Field, where an evening of activities will take place.

That will include musical performances, a bazaar with prizes, an auction of animals and produce, refreshments and Portuguese doughnuts.

The festival is jointly organised by Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese Cultural Association and the Santo Cristo Committee.

Proceeds will go towards the Portuguese School of Bermuda and the Portuguese Pastoral Council of the Catholic Diocese.

The Santo Cristo festival last year (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published May 09, 2019 at 4:11 pm (Updated May 09, 2019 at 4:11 pm)

Santo Cristo to return

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