Festivities of Our Lady of Piety

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.
They are joined by hundreds of visitors, the faithful and the curious, who come from all over to take part. The journey is shared by everyone, friends and strangers alike, as are the snacks, food and drinks and the festive atmosphere of the occasion.


Event Details
  • Days
  • Start Date
    16/09/2021 15:00
  • End Date
    18/09/2021 23:00
  • Status
  • Location
  • Address
    Centro Caniçal