Madeira 9: Bolo rei

Camara de Lobos is a lovely village near Funchal. On the Sunday of Epiphany, which commemorates the three magi visiting the baby Jesus, a huge traditional bread is shared with the community. After a hiatus due to COVID, this year’s bread was bigger than ever, weighing 265 kg. We enjoyed the preparations and the bread that came with a chocolate cup with cherry liqueur.

Author: johannekekroesbergen

I am an anthropologist of religion and photographer, currently living in Pretoria, South Africa. I wrote my PhD-thesis on narratives about Satanism in Zambia. Currently I am preparing a new research project that uses photography as an ethnographic method. In my free time, I love hiking, safaris and enjoying nature through photography.

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