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The Portuguese Easter celebration includes the visiting of Christ on the cross to the families's houses for blessings. Compasso is the name of the small catholic group that, headed by a Judge that carries the cross, goes through every town's street ringing the bells announcing the Christ's resurrection. Read more →

About midway between Boston and mainland Portugal sits the Azores, a collection of nine islands scattered over several hundred nautical miles. The closest point to Europe from the United States, the Azores is an autonomous region of Portugal, and just four hours by plane from Boston. Read more →

An old tradition gets repeated in Azores every Easter: Pilgrims form groups of men that walk around the island for a week praying and singing with their rosaries to protect the island. Until Thursday before Easter, around 2.500 men from all ages take this journey around S. Miguel with the population providing them shelter and supplies. Read more →

Lisbon is Portugal’s largest city – thriving with all kinds of culture, entertainment and cuisine. So, in this most Portuguese of cities you would think the culture is pretty homogeneous? Right? Wrong! Today’s Lisbon is a multi-cultural city, capital of the Portuguese speaking world and full of all kinds of delights and fun from Asia to Africa to South America. Here is a mini-guide to multi-cultural Lisbon: Read more →