DIAS DE MELO

Yesterday was a day to remember and we could not remain indifferent to the birthday of an important personality of the Azorean culture and who contributed, during his lifetime, to its affirmation and aggrandizement, we are talking about José Dias de Melo who would have been 96 years old yesterday, April 8. Azorean author and […]

Published on 9 April, 2021

FLORES, THE WESTERNMOST POINT OF EUROPE

Flores, the largest island in the western group of the Azores, is the westernmost point of this archipelago and Portugal, but also of Europe, which has this beautiful name precisely because of the abundant presence of hydrangeas that divide their fields. However, according to Gaspar Frutuoso in his work about the Azores, Saudades da Terra, […]

Published on 7 April, 2021

FROM SEA WEEK TO OTHER FAIAL FESTIVITIES

The island of Faial follows the same pattern as the other islands of the Azores when it comes to festivities and events that are intended to entertain the population, whether religious or more profane. In this sense, approaching the more religious aspect of this island, the Holy Spirit festivities take on an important meaning for […]

Published on 6 April, 2021

FLAVOURS OF FAIAL ISLAND

Faial’s cuisine is essentially sea-food oriented, where fish and seafood dishes, very characteristic of the island of Faial, predominate and are highly appreciated due to the unique flavor that the local fish and seafood have. However, meat dishes also mark their presence on Faial’s tables, which are not far from those that exist in the […]

Published on 5 April, 2021

EASTER, A FESTIVE SEASON FULL OF TRADITIONS

In the Azores, in all the islands, great and remote traditions are lived in this festive season of Easter, which remain throughout the years, passing from generation to generation, where the Christian essence remains very present. The Easter festivities in our archipelago are developed around the Eucharistic celebrations, since most of the Azoreans are Catholic. […]

Published on 1 April, 2021

FAIAL, AN ISLAND WITH PATRIMONIAL VALUE

Among all the natural heritage that the island of Faial has, it also has a very rich heritage value in its architectural structures and city that reflect the history and various historical episodes that marked this island and its people. The city of Horta is delimited by its houses that reflect the important international and […]

Published on 30 March, 2021

LENTEN PILGRIMAGES

Holy Week, a Christian religious tradition that celebrates the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ, is now beginning. This is the last week of the Lenten season, which begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday. Thus, the AEAzores could not remain indifferent to this time that speaks volumes to the Azorean people and […]

Published on 29 March, 2021

FAIAL, THE BLUE ISLAND

The island of Faial, located in the central group of the Azores archipelago, is part of the triangle islands along with the islands of Pico and São Jorge. Being an island of volcanic origin, with an area of 172.43 Km2, it is also known as Blue Island, due to the dominant presence of blue hydrangeas […]

Published on 25 March, 2021

FAIAL, “VENTURA ISLAND”?

The island of Faial, originally called “Ventura island”  according to the old Catalan Atlas of the 14th century, was found by Gonçalo Velho Cabral in 1432. It became known as Faial precisely because of the abundance of the plant “faia das ilhas” (Myrica faya) when it was settled.   This island was distinguished by the […]

Published on 22 March, 2021

33 YEARS OF RADIO VOZ DO EMIGRANTE

Radio Voz do Emigrante, in Fall River, USA, is celebrating 33 years of its existence. 33 years of serving the Portuguese community in the Diaspora, especially in New England, through its live broadcasts; 33 years of being an important link between the Azores and their Emigrants and descendants spread around the world; 33 years of […]

Published on 19 March, 2021

DOCUMENTARY- EMIGRANT SQUARE

And we continue with the recordings for the documentary about the Emigrant Square, this time with the participation of the admirable artist and author of the drawing “Calçada dos Mundos” of the Emigrant Square, Mrs. Liliana Lopes, whose testimony is indispensable for this documentary. Rui Faria, president of the Association of Azorean Emigrants was also […]

Published on 17 March, 2021

PICO ISLAND, FROM MADALENA’S FESTIVITIES TO WHALERS’ WEEK

The island of Pico follows the other islands of the Azores archipelago when it comes to festivities, which around the religious cult, are felt all over the island and are very dear to its people who participate with great enthusiasm.   Like the other islands, Pico holds the festivities in honour of the Divine Holy […]

Published on 16 March, 2021