Bolo Rei is a typical Portuguese bread which is eaten traditionally between Christmas, New Year’s Day and even until the Epiphany (The Three Kings’ Day, which is the 6th of January). Its name alludes to the Three Wise Men who visited new born Jesus and brought him gifts. The bread has a round shape with … Read moreBolo Rei (King’s Bread)
“São Martinho” or Saint Martin of Tours was a Roman Soldier who was baptised as an adult and became a bishop in a French town. The most famous legend concerning him was that he had once cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snowstorm to save him from the rain … Read more“São Martinho”
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
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
Article published in the local newspaper about the OURINHE Erasmus + meeting in Greece.
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
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
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