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Festa do Santo Amaro

Santo Amaro is celebrated all over Madeira on the 15th January. This is the close of Christmas where friends and relatives get together to finish up the last of the delights left over from Christmas, also known as sweeping the cupboards.
This is the day people take down their decorations and nativity sets, and any food left over is laid on the table for everyone to enjoy.
Santa Cruz and Ponta do Sol hold big festivals marking the occasion in honour of it’s Patron Saint, the celebrations will go on late into the night with plenty of food and drink, finally closing the Christmas holidays.
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