The Holy Ghost Festivities in the Azores

It is said that this devotion came from the Portuguese mainland which in turn acquired it from Germany. In Portugal it was introduced in the 13th century by Queen Isabel and King D. Dinis. In a special ceremony the King and Queen would coronate the poor and would complete the ceremonies with a big feast … Read moreThe Holy Ghost Festivities in the Azores

Oral transmission session at Escola Profissional do Pico

On May 10th 2019 we organized a session for the whole school community on Oral Transmission, which is one of the very important topics of the project. We invited Manuel Goulart Serpa who is very knowledgeable on anything pertaining to Azorean cultural heritage. It was a very interesting moment in which our guest spoke, with … Read moreOral transmission session at Escola Profissional do Pico

International Mother Language Day – EPP

In the framework of our Erasmus+ Project “Our Intangible Heritage – A Value for the Future”, to celebrate International Mother Language Day (21st of February) Teachers and Students from Escola Profissional do Pico organized a Peddy Paper which aimed to share experiences about the countries which integrate the Community of Portuguese Language Speaking Countries (CPLP), … Read moreInternational Mother Language Day – EPP

Filhós – Portuguese Doughnuts /Donuts

Ingredients: Yeast 1 tablespoon of dry yeast 400ml of warm water 100 ml of warm milk 1 tablespoon of sugar Dough 1 kg of white all-purpose flour 4 eggs 4 tablespoons of sugar 1 tablespoon of butter (melted) 1 teaspoon of vanilla 4 tablespoons of oil 1 lemon zest To fry ½ l of vegetable … Read moreFilhós – Portuguese Doughnuts /Donuts

“Dia de Amigos” – An Azorean Tradition

It’s a tradition that may be a century old. In the different towns around each island of the Azorean Archipelago people would gather for weekly Thursday evening meetings, which were known as “Serões”, to choose the cereals, wheat and corn, that would be used for the Holy Ghost Festivities. During those evening gatherings, songs were … Read more“Dia de Amigos” – An Azorean Tradition