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Terceira Island Festivals and Traditions

The joy of the people! There is no island like ours as far as the festivities are concerned, and we are determined to preserve and value the art of welcoming people. In a matter of fact, Terceira island is known for its vibrant festivals and traditions. One of the most distinctive and traditional festivals on the island is the Festival of the Holy Spirit, which is celebrated annually in the city of Angra do Heroismo. Another traditional festival on the island is the Festival of the Holy Ghost, which takes place in the city of Praia da Vitoria.

Stop wondering ... and dance in the Sanjoaninas Festival

The Sanjoaninas, festivities honoring St. John, take over the streets of Angra do Heroísmo during ten days in the month of June. It’s one of the oldest traditions from Terceira Island.

Parades, musical concerts featuring local artist and international musicians, bullfighting (in arenas and with bulls on a rope), food stands, theater performances, fireworks and sporting events culminate in the parade of the so-called popular marches on the eve of St. John’s Day.

Star living!

One of the most distinctive and traditional festivals on the island is the Festival of the Holy Spirit, which is celebrated annually in the city of Angra do Heroismo.
The Tradition of the Holy Spirit is intensely lived by the communities; the eight weeks between Easter Sunday and Trinity Sunday give way to festivities and to events where food is served to everyone for free.

If you want to call your relatives from Terceira, and they don’t answer, you know why. So you better book your flights in advance to experience the traditional Azorean music, dance, and costumes. It’s also known for its colorful parades and lively street parties. 

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