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The last of the big Parties for the summer will happen this weekend

A well-known party will be held in Ponta Delgada on 2 and 3 September. The solemnity is in honour of the Blessed Sacrament but is popularly called the feast of Bom Jesus, who is the patron of Ponta Delgada.

Yet in that parish the feast of the Lord Jesus is celebrated on the 1st of January. Because it is winter time not conducive to outdoor activities the pilgrims take advantage of the first weekend of September to go to Ponta Delgada to participate in the camp, which is the largest in Madeira and also fulfil promises to Senhor Bom Jesus.

It is on the Saturday before the first Sunday of September that many thousands of people from many localities and also many Madeiran emigrants go to that camp that continues to maintain many of the old traditions.