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SPECIAL EVENTS IN MADEIRA

Madeira hosts a variety of events that run throughout the year,
including the world-famous New Year’s Eve party, the Flower Festival, Carnival and the Wine Festival.

Compadres Feast

The ‘Festa dos Compadres’ starts the Carnival season in Madeira, a tradition going back to more than 50 years, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Santana.

February 23rd to 24th

Carnival

Madeira Carnival festivities offer a variety of activities you can choose from, with the option to enjoy them as a simple spectator or as an active participant.

February 26th to March 10th

Flower Festival

With the arrival of Spring, the city of Funchal turns into a inebriating floral stage filled with enchantment. The magic of this event starts on Saturday morning, with the Children’s Parade, on which, hundreds of children dress for the occasion dishallow to the Município Square where, a beautiful flower mural is built, symbolically named “the Wall of hope” (Muro da Esperança).

May 2nd to 26th

Atlantic Festival

The Atlantic Festival, an event that marks the beginning of the summer season in Madeira, will this year integrate a diverse set of initiatives spread throughout the month of June, most importantly the pyromusical shows, the Madeira Music Festival and the Regional Arts Week with wonderful and exciting performances, lasting about 20 minutes each, which combine fireworks and music in an unique experience for tourists and residents.

June 8th, 15th, 22th and 29th

Madeira Wine Festival

The Wine Festival relives the time-honoured traditions of the Madeiran population surrounding the production of this exquisite wine. In the centre of Funchal there are light, sound and folk shows connected to traditional wine-making also wine actions and workshops to simply enjoy wine tasting.This event is hosted by the Madeira Wine Institute on Rua 5 de Outubro, Funchal.

August 25 to September 8th

Christmas and New Year Celebrations

The arrival of the decorative lights in the streets of the city centre of Funchal, during the month of December, marks the beginning of the Christmas and New Year festivities. These commemorations consist of a rich and extensive programme of cultural, religious, ethnographic and artistic manifestations that takes place throughout the entire month of December and ends with the celebration of Twelfth Night.

December 1st To January 7th

SPECIAL EVENTS IN MADEIRA

Madeira hosts a variety of events that run throughout the year,
including the world-famous New Year’s Eve party, the Flower Festival, Carnival and the Wine Festival.

Compadres Feast

The ‘Festa dos Compadres’ starts the Carnival season in Madeira, a tradition going back to more than 50 years, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Santana.

February 23rd to 24th

Carnival

Madeira Carnival festivities offer a variety of activities you can choose from, with the option to enjoy them as a simple spectator or as an active participant.

February 26th to March 10th

Flower Festival

With the arrival of Spring, the city of Funchal turns into a inebriating floral stage filled with enchantment. The magic of this event starts on Saturday morning, with the Children’s Parade, on which, hundreds of children dress for the occasion dishallow to the Município Square where, a beautiful flower mural is built, symbolically named “the Wall of hope” (Muro da Esperança).

May 2nd to 26th

Atlantic Festival

The Atlantic Festival, an event that marks the beginning of the summer season in Madeira, will this year integrate a diverse set of initiatives spread throughout the month of June, most importantly the pyromusical shows, the Madeira Music Festival and the Regional Arts Week with wonderful and exciting performances, lasting about 20 minutes each, which combine fireworks and music in an unique experience for tourists and residents.

June 8th, 15th, 22th and 29th

Madeira Wine Festival

The Wine Festival relives the time-honoured traditions of the Madeiran population surrounding the production of this exquisite wine. In the centre of Funchal there are light, sound and folk shows connected to traditional wine-making also wine actions and workshops to simply enjoy wine tasting.This event is hosted by the Madeira Wine Institute on Rua 5 de Outubro, Funchal.

August 25 to September 8th

Christmas and New Year Celebrations

The arrival of the decorative lights in the streets of the city centre of Funchal, during the month of December, marks the beginning of the Christmas and New Year festivities. These commemorations consist of a rich and extensive programme of cultural, religious, ethnographic and artistic manifestations that takes place throughout the entire month of December and ends with the celebration of Twelfth Night.

December 1st To January 7th