Top Events in Madeira

FIREWORKS TRADITION

Did You Know That… fireworks display tradition comes from the 17th century? It’s true! Already at this time, the passage of year was indicated by bonfires which were lit, lightening up and fulfilling with brightness and colours Madeireans homes. Later on, in the 18th century, the residing British community in... read more

MADEIRA CARNIVAL

Did you know that… Carnival was a foolish game of running around, which included water, flour and egg battles that appeared before the serpentine battles? In Funchal there was a particularly lively area on Shrove Tuesday, where all this running took place: it was located right on the city’s heart, in a road section at... read more

FLOWER FESTIVAL

The origins of the Flower Festival were born in the “Ball of the Rose”, organized for the first time in 1954 by Ateneu Comercial do Funchal. This event distinguished itself by a dance that signalled the beginning of spring and included an exhibition-contest of flowers. However, only in 1979, the first Flower Festival took... read more

WINE FESTIVAL

The Madeira Wine Festival pays tribute to this precious nectar, keeping alive the memory of centuries old traditions and habits related to wine production in the region. The central promenade of Avenida Arriaga is filled with activities and decorations alluding to the theme of wine-making, including casks, barrels... read more


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