Festa do Divino Espírito Santo

Religious in Alcântara

A 12-day festival culminating on the first Sunday after Ascension Day (usually in May), this colorful spectacle represents a fusion of African and Catholic elements. It features two children dressed as emperor and empress, plus a series of complex rituals focused on the Casa do Divino, which is decked out like a palace.

Vibrant musical parades are a major part of the program.