Nossa Senhora da Piedade Festivity
The traditional "Nossa Senhora da Piedade" Festivity is celebrated every year in Caniçal parish.
Thousands of people participate in the festivity in honour of Our Lady of Mercy, which is held on the third weekend of September. This festivity is very similar to other religious festivals in Madeira, a religious festivity to be held between September 12th and 13th.
On Saturday afternoon there is a procession that leads to a small chapel so as to get the image of Our Lady, which is then taken to the church of Caniçal where it remains overnight. On Sunday, people join again in procession so as to return the image to its place of origin, thus ending the festivities. The particularity is that both processions are made at sea in fishermen’s boats.
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