Chefs Dylan Estrella and Brian Patrick Hall prepared their first sopa for the festival. Mark Alan Lovewell

For some, the Feast of the Holy Ghost is a poignant reminder of Azorean Portuguese history, and a chance for to celebrate multiple generations of Islanders who have shared in that heritage of preparing food for the feast. For others, it is a spiritual event, one that honors 13th century Portuguese Queen Isabella, who legend has it offered up her crown as thanks for the Holy Ghost saving the famine-ravished poor. And still for others, the event is primarily a fundraiser, an opportunity to raise money for the Holy Ghost Associations’ many causes while enjoying music and food. 

Read more about the festivities in the article With Crown, Food and Parade, Feast of Holy Ghost Celebrates Community Coming Together

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Mark Alan Lovewell

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