Império do Espírito Santo da Ladeira Grande

The Império do Espírito Santo da Ladeira Grande is located in the parish of Ribeirinha, municipality of Angra do Heroísmo, located in the Terreiro do Lugar da Ladeira Grande.

It is a property built in 1880 and was rebuilt in the first quarter of the last century, namely in 1925. Next to this empire there is a pantry that serves as a storage room. Although administratively belonging to the parish of Ribeirinha, this empire was, for many years, linked to the curate of Feteira, with regard to the festivities of the Divine Holy Spirit.

This brotherhood has four flags and four crowns, with their respective scepters and salvers. The celebration takes place on Pentecost and Holy Trinity Sundays. This brotherhood, like the others existing in this parish, develops, during the festivities, activities of a cultural and religious nature, which contribute to bringing together all parishioners around the ideals of this great manifestation of popular faith: solidarity with the most needy and the payment of promises for graces obtained through the Divine Holy Spirit.

There are several activities carried out during this festive period, one of which is the distribution of wine and meat to the brothers. On the Fridays that precede the bodos, the butlers go “to fetch the bodo wine”. On Pentecost and Holy Trinity Sundays, after the coronation masses, bread and wine are offered to all those present.

During this festive period, it is customary to have performances by folk groups, guest artists, philharmonic concerts, bazaars, fairs and lighting, etc.


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