Traditions and Festivities of Faial


» Festas da Semana do Mar (the Week of the Sea)
» Festas do Espírito Santo (Holy Ghost Festivals)


» Semana do Mar Festival (the Week of the Sea), which takes place in the first week of August with several activities related to the sea, with cultural events and the much appreciated “barraquinhas” (small tents) that offer the best regional cuisine.

» Festas do Espiríto Santo (Holy Ghost Festivals) are a part of the Azorean identity, also very significant in Faial, and are celebrated all around the island, where you can taste the well-known Holy Spirit soup and see the colorful ceremonies.

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