Império do Espírito Santo de São Pedro

The Empire of the District of São Pedro dos Biscoitos, is located in the parish of Biscoitos, municipality of Praia da Vitória, located in Largo Dr. Teotónio Machado Pires of the said parish.

It is a centenary property, whose construction dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century, namely the year 1909.

This brotherhood celebrates the feast of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost and Trinity Sundays.

This empire promotes and celebrates the feast of the Holy Spirit, whose program encompasses a markedly religious and socio-cultural aspect. Within the festive program of the wedding, on the Saturdays prior to Pentecost and Trinity Sundays, the fressuras of the slaughtered rezes are cooked, a delicacy called “bofes sauce”.

The flesh, after departure, is given in alms to the brothers of the empire. All people who appreciate this cooking have the opportunity to enjoy it. On Saturday afternoon, after mass, meat is distributed to the brothers of the empire.

On Sundays of the Bodo are organized the processions of the Holy Spirit, accompanied by a Philemonic, from the houses of the emperors to the church, where a festive coronation mass is celebrated, at the end of which the préstitos return to the empire, followed by the blessing of the bread and wine that are then distributed by the people present in the Bodo.

After this stage, the emperors may or may not offer lunch, called function, to their guests, which consists of soup, stew, rump, rice, bread, kneaded pasta, wine and juices.

In the afternoon, butlers put tables with some appetizers, kneaded dough, drained beans, lupins, etc. In the space where the Bodo takes place, so that people can snack and live with each other.

In the camps, philharmonic concerts are heard, auctions are made, whose proceeds revert to the empire and on Pentecost Sunday night, the Doubles are drawn for the following year.

On Trinity Sunday, also at the end of the feast, the stewards are appointed for next year.

On the Mondays of Pentecost and the Trinity, they are distributed in the houses of the brothers, who paid for the brotherhoods, bread and wine.


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