Maia - Festas do Espírito Santo

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Maia is a rural village which belongs to the Ribeira Grande municipality, in São Miguel Island (as usual :P). 
The settlement of the village dates from the 15 century, 
when the noblewoman Inês de Maia decided to establish her home there.

The pictures are taken the past May 28th 2012 during the Holy Spirit parade. 
As you can see, horses, tractors and farm animals are the main characters of the celebration.
The Holy Spirit is a highly revered figure in all the islands of the Archipelago.

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