St. Peter Festivities
The municipality of Ribeira Brava, located to the west of Madeira Island, hosts the popular saints’ marches in honour of Saint Peter, an event held from 28th to 29th June.
This is a popular event, characterised by nighttime crossings of highly decorated boats and the traditional marches, the marchas populares, in honour of São Pedro. There are market stalls throughout the centre of the city, where traditional kebabs of Madeira are made and served, with traditional caco bread.
On the 28th around 10 pm the streets of this municipality are centre stage of the typical popular marches, culminating around midnight with a fireworks display, filling up the skies of this locality with light and colour.