A parade of queens from Tracy and neighboring communities marched from the Portuguese Hall on Ninth Street to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church on West Eaton Avenue for a Mass. The group returned to the hall for a meal of boiled beef and broth.
The festa concludes Friday with the traditional bloodless bullfights in the Campo Pequeno bullring behind the Portuguese Hall, 400 W. Ninth St.
The festa, held each year on Pentecost Sunday, is based on the legend of Queen Isabella, who is said to have prayed for divine help during a famine in the 13th century, after which ships filled with grain arrived to feed the starving.
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