Every year, the town of Machico commemorates this feast in the Chapel of Senhor dos Milagres (Our Lord of Miracles). The chapel is one of the oldest of Madeira … it was destroyed in the flood of 1803. The following year it was rebuilt.
The statue of Our Lord was washed away during the flood …. and years later it returned back from the sea.
Thousands of people come on this day to pay a homage in a night procession …. in which the street lights are switched off and the atmosphere of religiosity is accentuated.