Festa da Nossa Sr.ª da Piedade

According to legend, several hopeless fishermen promised to build a chapel in honor to Our Lady of Piety if they were saved from the sea’s rage.
This promise was fulfilled and now, for many years, on the third weekend of September, the inhabitants of Caniçal have a maritime procession to place the image of Our Lady of Piety at a small chapel on the top of the hill.
This maritime procession is unique in the archipelago and it is indeed a lively and authentic experience – where hundreds of locals and visitors share food, drinks and songs along the trip in the fishermen’s boats .


Event Details
  • Days
  • Start Date
    16/09/2021 15:00
  • End Date
    18/09/2021 20:00
  • Status
  • Location
  • Address
    Centro Caniçal