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15 to 26 December 2017 | MadeiraExclusive

Christmas at PortoBay

 

Madeira has unique traditions at Christmas.


One of the most popular and unique to the island are the Missas do Parto or Childbirth Masses. Celebrated for 9 days before the arrival of the Baby Jesus, they symbolise the Virgin Mary's nine months of pregnancy. The mass is sung from the beginning until the end, and is rounded off with big social gatherings in the churchyards at which there's no lack of home-made sweets, traditional "poncha" and liqueurs, among other delicacies.


And it's in this Christmas spirit that the PortoBay hotels welcome their guests with lights, cribs, the traditional Madeira nativity scene or "lapinha madeirense" and the decorations that are part and parcel of this season.

 

Consult the programmes: The Cliff Bay . Vila Porto Mare . Porto Santa Maria


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The Cliff Bay . Porto Santa Maria . Eden Mar . Porto Mare . The Residence PortoBay Serra Golf