Santana Local Customs

  • Santana - Houses
    Santana - Houses
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  • Santana - Paasionfruit-banana
    Santana - Paasionfruit-banana
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  • Santana - corn
    Santana - corn
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    The "veredas"

    by salinhopt Updated Oct 31, 2003

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    Santana - Trails

    The "veredas" or trails had been the way that our ancestors found to reach the sea by the mountains. At that time there were no roads, only trails. The trails were the only way to reach far away locations.
    Today locals still use these trails to reach their fields and plantations.

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    Local arraiais

    by salinhopt Written Oct 20, 2003

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    Santana - Arraiais

    In Santana there is great parties called in Madeira "arraiais". The flags still remember the time of the discoveries of the island.
    You can lso eat "espetadas" in santana. It's meat in a laurel branch stick. Hmmm

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    Levada walks

    by salinhopt Written Oct 20, 2003

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    Santana - Levadas

    All aroun madeira you'll find many levadas. They take the water to all corners of santana. It's a perfect path to see all the district by foot.
    Take care if you have vertigo.

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    People have allways flowers

    by salinhopt Written Oct 20, 2003

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    Santana - flowers

    Poor, rich, it doesn,t matter. In Santana all the people have flowers at home. It's like a simbol of Santana people.

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    Corn

    by salinhopt Written Oct 20, 2003

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    Santana - corn

    Corn is teh most important cereal in santana. People dry the corn sometimes on the roof top of their houses or sametimes in a string.
    Many locals go to Funchal city to sell corn.

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    Fruits

    by salinhopt Written Oct 20, 2003

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    Santana - Paasionfruit-banana

    Santana offers many tropicall fruits, like this strange fruit called Passionfruit-banana. Inside it's passion fruit but it looks like a banana. Really tasty. Hmmm

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    Building Santana houses

    by salinhopt Written Oct 20, 2003

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    Santana - Houses

    Built a Santana house is not easy. The roof is the most dificult part of the job. Here you can see locals finishing one house.

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    The locals

    by salinhopt Written Oct 20, 2003

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    Santana - Local

    People are very simple in the countryside areas of Santana. Most of them live of agriculture. Santana people are very welcome people.

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