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April 25 (End of dictatorship in 1974) - May 1(Labour Day) – June 10(Portugal Day) – August 15 (Nossa Senhora do Monte) – October 5(Republic Day) – November 1 (All Saints Day) – December 1(Independence, end of Spanish rule in 1640) • December 8 (Immaculate Conception).

Tourist Entertainment Calendar 2012

Carnival in Madeira
Carnival in Madeira
February

Carnival

Hot Samba Rhythms, a festival of colour and imagination, original costumes, Carnival in Madeira is truly a spectacle for all senses. The big parade is reminiscent of the Rio de Janeiro carnival  More info on Carnival…

Flower Festival
Flower Festival
April

The Madeira Flower Festival

Every year in April or May, the streets of Funchal are completely immersed in colour and fragrance, with a grand parade of flowers starring many local children and youths. Here you can enjoy true "masterpieces" made with flowers. ... More info on the Flower Festival

Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Fatima
May

Our Lady of Fatima

A procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima is held annually on May 13.

 

Sugar Cane Rum
Sugar Cane Rum
April

Sugar Cane

During harvest season for a whole month, the sugar cane factory works every day, non-stop for 24 hours. At the factory watch as workers turn sugar canes into honey and rum.

The Sé Festival - Funchal
The Sé Festival - Funchal
May / June

The Sé Festival

In late May until early June, Funchal´s city centre awakens to a new life in celebration of the festival in honour of the Sé. Every street and alley surrounding the Cathedral and City Hall are colourfully decorated. Out on the many outdoor patios, savour all types of traditional delicacies accompanied by music.

Atlantic Festival - Funchal
Atlantic Festival - Funchal
June / July

The Atlantic Festival and Jazz Festival

Classical music and jazz in an elegant setting with many great artists. During the month of June, various concerts take place in many venues such as the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias,Churches, concert takes place at the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, churches and the Casa das Mudas Cultural Centre in Calheta.

Every Saturday night during the month of June, Funchal bay is lit up by a spectacle of fireworks and music as four pyrotechnic companies from different countries compete against each other.

Nossa Senhora do Monte Church - Funchal
Nossa Senhora do Monte Church - Funchal
August

The Monte Festival

Every year, on August 14 and 15 ,a procession in honor of Our Lady of Mount Virgin is held, where a small figure of the Virgin Mary is paraded through the streets of the parish. It is one of the most important local festivals

Wine Festival
Wine Festival
September

The Wine Festival

The celebration of the grape harvest season commences in late August. Grapes are carefully picked by hand which are then to later be transformed into Madeira wine. From August 26 to September 2 you will encounter in the streets of Funchal, traditional music, folklore, ethnic foods and of course lots of wine...

Christmas in Madeira
Christmas in Madeira
December / January

Christmas in Madeira Island

A Magical Christmas... Christmas time in Madeira Island is truly a festival of lights, colour, sound and aroma! From Funchal to even the most remote villages of the island, locals work together from November in preparation for the most festive time of the year... More info on Christmas time in Madeira Island

New Year´s Eve
New Year´s Eve
December / January

New Year´s Eve in Madeira Island

Want a New Year to Remember? Come visit Funchal and mark the beginning og the year with a festival of lights and a big bang! Every year as the clock comes close to midnight; locals and visitors eyes turn to Funchal´s bay in anticipation for the spectacular show of dazzling fireworks that is about to come!... More info on New Year´s Eve in Madeira

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