Festa da Flor – Madeira Island Flower Festival
In one week, we are going to be in Madeira again. We usually travel there off-season (except for Christmas and NYE), so it will be my first Madeira Flower Festival ever. Check out the pictures and videos below and you will understand why I am truly looking forward…
- Festa da Flor – Madeira Island Flower Festival
- Madeira Island Flower Festival – Photo/Video Impression
- Madeira Island Flower Festival Program – Main Events
- Festa da Flor Madeira 2019 – Full Program (in English)
Madeira Island Flower Festival – Photo/Video Impression
After our Madeira Flower Festival 2019 visit, I am going to publish a detailed post and a gallery. For now, I can only share with you some pictures and videos made by others during previous festivals:
Madeira Island Flower Festival Program – Main Events
The entire Madeira Flower Festival is taking place from the 2nd to the 26th of May 2019, however, most tourists will probably visit the island around the first week of May. The celebrations will start with the Wall of Hope children parade on Saturday, 4th of May, followed by the magnificent street parade on Sunday 5th of May.
This is also exactly when we are going to be in Madeira. The main events are spread across the entire period, so even if you miss the Flower Parade, you will be able to attend other events and experience the colorful atmosphere.
Flower Parade: Great Allegoric Flower Parade in Funchal (05/05)
Considered one of the most important events of the Flower Festival. This beautiful display of decorated vehicles, beautiful costumes and choreography can be admired on one of the most beautiful avenues of Madeira Island.
When: This year the Flower Parade is going to take place on Sunday 5th of May.
Where: Along de Avenida do Mar; See the route of the parade:
Children Wall of Hope Parade (04/05)
I already introduced this beautiful and unique initiative in my post about the father of the Flower Festival – João Carlos Abreu.
A big group of local children is going to parade through the centre of Funchal until the Town Hall Square, where they will put their flowers in the flower wall. This initiative has a long history and it is a call for peace in the world.
When: 4th of May
Where: Start of the Parade: Av. Ariaga;
End of the Parade & Flower Wall: Praça do Município (Town Hall Square), Funchal
See map above for the route.
Madeira Classic Car Revival (25/05)
When: New date: 25/05 ( Please note: Previously this event was planned for the 12th of May)
Where: Praça do Povo
Madeira Flower Collection (11/05)
When: Show: May, 11th at 6 pm
Display: Between May 11 until May 26th
Where: Praça do Povo
This event, created to promote the regional fashion sector, can be summarized as a flower dress fashion show. Fashion designers are allowed to submit and present 3 outfits on the runway located on the Praça do Povo Square. According to the official website, the dresses will remain displayed to the public until the end of the Flower Festival.
Flower carpets, flower market, flower exhibitions, concerts, performances and activities for children
From 2 May to 19 May, some of the Funchal streets will be covered in flower carpets prepared carefully by locals. This tradition originates from decorations of religious processions. There will also be a market, where flowers and flower bulbs can be purchased. On Praça do Povo, close to the Marina and Cruise Terminal, Flower Exhibition will take place.
During the festival, there will also be a lot of other events and activities, such as music concerts, dance performances, shows, activities for children or competition for the best window display.
Festa da Flor Madeira 2019 – Full Program (in English)
The full and detailed program of the Madeira Flower Festival can be downloaded [ HERE ] The link can be found on the right side of the header video.
Please do not forget that it is worth checking the planning for changes, as the program is subject to change.
Here below the same program per week:
Flowers, flowers, flowers…
Madeira Island will be full of beautiful flower ornaments and decorations. I read online that surprisingly, there aren’t enough flowers on the island to prepare all the decorations, so some of the flowers will need to be imported, for example from The Netherlands.
I live in the Netherlands, so this week I visited the Dutch flower park and flower fields. I can assure you: We won’t run out of flowers 🙂
We are truly looking forward to attending, experiencing, celebrating and sharing with you the pictures of the 2019 Madeira Flower Festival.
And you? Have you ever celebrated the Flower Festival in Madeira?
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