Madeira News: Carnaval week starts Today !

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Foto/Photo: Lino Alexandre

Carnaval Theme: “ Madeira – Carnival of Dreams”

january, 30th and 31st

Compadres Feast, organized by the Santana Town Council – Santana

february, 3rd to 10th

Beginning of carnival music, illuminations and decorations in Funchal city centre food and beverage stalls with Carnival typical gastronomic delicacies – Central Walkways of Avenida Arriaga in front of the Regional Secretariat of Economy, Tourism and Culture

february, 3rd,

3pm – 6pm – Face Painting Works Central Walkways of Avenida Arriagahop
4pm – 8pm – Carnival street entertainment with performances by a group of theatre players and other performers
4pm – 9pm – Performances by philharmonic bands

february, 4th

Central Walkways of Avenida Arriaga
3pm -6pm – Face Painting Workshop
4pm – 8pm – Carnival street entertainment with performances by a group of theatre players and street performers
4pm – 9pm – Performances by philharmonic bands

february, 5th

Central Walkways of Avenida Arriaga
10am – 3pm – Performances by philharmonic bands
10:30am – 12:30pm – Children’s Carnival Parade and Festival – Gathering in front of the Regional Assembly building, followed by a parade starting at António José de Almeida street, finishing at the main stage located in the northern garden of S. Lourenço Palace near Avenida Arriaga central walkway with the participation of the students of Escola Profissional Atlântico. Show presented by a group of theatre players and street performers.
2:30pm – 5:30pm – Solidarity Carnival – Parade on the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga with entertainment by philharmonic bands followed by party held at the Auditorium of the Municipal Garden, organized by the Funchal Community Development Association
3pm – 6pm – Face Painting Workshop
4pm – 8pm – Carnival street entertainment with performances by a group of theatre players and street performers
4pm-9pm – Performances by philharmonic bands

February, 6 th

Central Walkways of Avenida Arriaga:
10am – 8pm – Performances by philharmonic bands
10:30am – 12:30pm and from 3pm – 6pm – Face Painting Workshop
10:30am – 1pm and from 2pm – 6pm – Carnival street entertainment with performances by a group of theatre players and street performers
11:30am – Street entertainment by a group of performers and a Carnival band
4:30pm – Puppet Show by Carlos Aveiro

9pm – Carnival Float Parade

Itinerary: Starting point at Funchal’s Harbour roundabout, Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro, Francisco Sá Carneiro roundabout, Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses (south lane), finishing at Praça da Autonomia

Order and theme of the groups participating in the Float Parade
– “The Sun and the Moon´s Dream” – João Egídio Rodrigues
– “In this Universe of mystery, poetry falls from the sky, an open book filled with fascination” – Associação Fura Samba
– “A Dream without boundaries” – Escola de Samba – Os Cariocas
– “Magical Night” – Turma do Funil – “Popup Gaudi
– Dream of an Artist” – Associação ANIMAD
– ” A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – Sorrisos de Fantasia
-” Madeira… Dream Destination ” – Império da Ilha
– ” An evening dream ” – Escola de Samba Caneca Furada
– ” Fantasy Awakening” Associação de Animação Geringonça

february, 7th

Central Walkways of Avenida Arriaga
10:30am – 8:30pm – Performances by philharmonic bands
3pm – 6pm – Face Painting Workshop
4pm – 8pm – Carnival street entertainment with performances by a group of theatre players and street performers
4:30pm – Magic Show
9pm – Carnival in the Avenue – Entertainment by the ANIMAD Association, group participating in the Carnival Parade

february,8 th

Central Walkways of Avenida Arriaga
10am -9pm – Performances by philharmonic bands
10:30am – 12:30pm and from 3pm – 6pm – Face Painting Workshop
10:30am – 1pm and from 3:30pm – 7pm – Carnival street entertainment with performances by a group of theatre players and other performers
4:30pm – Puppet Show by Carlos Aveiro
9pm – Carnival in the Avenue – Entertainment by the FURASAMBA Association, group participating in the Carnival Parade

february, 9th

10am-3pm – Performances by philharmonic bands
4pm – Slapstick Parade, open to all
Itinerary: Starting point at Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro, Francisco Sá Carneiro roundabout, Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses (south lane), finishing at Praça da Autonomia
6:30pm – Carnival Concert / Ball with performances by the group “Os Brilhantes Guerrilhas” – Praça do Povo

february, 10 th

Central Walkways of Avenida Arriaga
4pm-9pm– Performances by philharmonic bands
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