The Império da Caridade « Empire of Charity », of the parish of Santa Cruz, municipality of Praia da Vitória, Terceira Island, is located in Largo das Figueiras do Paim and the date of its construction dates back to the second quarter of the 20th century, in 1941.
This fellowship celebrates a feast in honor of the Holy Spirit on the last Sunday of September.
This Sunday the procession of the Holy Spirit to the parish church of Santa Cruz takes place, where a festive mass is celebrated with coronation after the mass.
At the end of the coronation, the petition goes to the empire where bread and wine are distributed, which has been blessed by the parish priest, by all those who are there, as well as by the brothers who, at that time, are not present.
The party continues until the following Thursday and during these days you can watch various cultural activities.
The festive program usually ends with a rope bullfight the following Saturday.