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The feast of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity, is a very popular feast celebrated in Lowell. Most participants, but not all, are from the Azores archipelago, a group of islands in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.

Nelia Borba, president of the Jantar da Festa da Santissima Trindade with her husband, Orlando Borba,, addressing the event guests.

A large celebratory dinner at a filled to capacity Holy Ghost Society Hall at 65 Village Street in Lowell, MA

Dinner consisted of the famous Soup of the Holy Spirit (This soup uses simple ingredients commonly used in Portuguese cuisine and makes a hearty meal) and a jar of vinho tinto. Also served was a Portuguese cozido which was followed by an alcatra in a traditional clay pot. For desert, trays of pão doce and the traditional arroz doce were placed on each table.

Singer Ana da Silva accompanied by the Filarmónica do Divino Espírito Santo de Lowell

To end a magnificent evening everyone was treated to the sounds of traditional Azorean folk songs by various singers and musicians who delighted the audience.

Cantigas populares at Holy Ghost Society in Lowell, MA



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