Santo Amaro Feast 1 EVENTS Madeira Island News 

Santo Amaro Feast

January 14 to 18 Madeira Islands celebrate, in a particularly festive and ceremonial way all over the island, the religious festivity of Santo Amaro. This is the day when families gather to share the remaining delicacies of this festive season, to take out the Christmas decorations and lapinhas (cribs) and to “clean the kitchen cabinets – a custom deeply rooted in the traditions of popular people of Madeira. On this day the municipality of Santa Cruz pays tribute to its patron saint in a very lively religious festivity, which marks…

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Santo Amaro Feast - Santa Cruz 2 EVENTS 

Santo Amaro Feast – Santa Cruz

(More or less the middle of January – Date to be confirmed) This religious festival sets the end of the holiday season, when families gather to share the remaining delicacies of this festive season, to take out the Christmas decorations and lapinhas (cribs) and to “Clean the kitchen cabinets – a custom which is deeply rooted in the traditions of popular people of Madeira. The municipality of Santa Cruz celebrates the festivity in honor of its patron saint with a candlelight procession that follows up to the Mother Church.The streets…

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