Nossa Senhora do Loreto Festival

Nossa Senhora do Loreto Festival

Nossa Senhora do Loreto Festival is one of the most famous festivals in Madeira Island. It takes place in 8th December, in the civil parish of Arco da Calheta.

There are live concerts, performances of folklore and of course, the tarditional "despiques" between the pilgrims and partygoers, who have come to pay their own vows made to the patron saint that is being celebrated, that is Nossa Senhora do Loreto.

Besides, there are also stalls with food and beaverage.The most famous dishes are the “espetada” hung in the laurel stick, grilled chicken and the “Bolo do Caco” (typical bread made with wheat flour).

 


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