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June's popular festivities in Madeira

June is a month of popular festivities in Madeira Islands. Despite the Madeira Atlantic Festival several patron/saints are celebrated during this month. It starts with Santo António (Saint Anthony) on the 13th of June, followed by São João (Saint John) on the 24th and then São Pedro (Saint Peter) on the 29th.

The edge of each festivity always takes place on the eve of each saint day and some parishes are much more animated than others. For example, São João (Saint John) is very popular in Funchal - in São João and Carmo parishes - and in Porto Santo; while Saint Peter is more celebrated in Ribeira Brava, Câmara de Lobos and Machico…

You must try one of these typical arraial!

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