Império do Espírito Santo das Tronqueiras

The Império do Divino Espírito Santo das Tronqueiras, is located in the parish of Santa Cruz, municipality of Praia da Vitória, located on the regional road, in Lugar das Tronqueiras.

The date of its construction dates back to the second quarter of the 20th century, to the year 1930.

This brotherhood celebrates the feast of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost and Trinity Sundays, the first and second bodos.

The festivities of the empire begin with the departure of the processions of the Holy Spirit, accompanied by a philharmonic, from the houses of the emperors to the church, in this case, the Mother Church of Praia da Vitória, where a sung mass is celebrated, with coronation at the end .

At the end of this liturgical act, the processions move towards the empire, where the crowns and flags are deposited and the parish priest proceeds to bless the bread and wine which are then distributed to all those present.

Once the bodo is over, the emperors follow in procession with their guests to the place where they are served a meal/function consisting of soup, boiled meat and rump, and finishing with the traditional rice pudding.

In the afternoon, there is an arraial, where tables are set with various snacks, massa sovada, drained broad beans, lupins, wine and juices, which are served to those present, while they fraternize and socialize and the auctions of the offers are carried out, whose proceeds revert in favor of the empire.

At night, there is lighting, a bazaar and, when possible, a cultural initiative that could be the performance of a popular/traditional music group or an artist invited for this purpose by the commission.

During the bodos, Sundays are drawn and butlers are appointed for the following year.

The festivities in Espírito Santo usually end with a rope bullfight at Lugar das Tronqueiras.

As this empire is very far from the said church, the guests drive to the city of Praia da Vitória and organize the procession from a street close to the Matriz de Santa Cruz.


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