From 8 December 2013 untill 6 January 2014 The program for the Christmas and New Year festivities begin in December with the decorative lighting in the streets of downtown Funchal. These celebrations include a rich and diverse program of cultural, religious, ethnographic and artistic contributions in the course of December and ends with the celebration … Continue reading
CR and CR7 are well known nicknames in the north-western hemisphere of the world. They represent one of soccer’s most famous wingers, Cristiano Ronaldo (Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, born 5 February 1985, Funchal, Madeira). He is already considered a football legend of this century. Made in Madeira! But wait! Did you know that in … Continue reading
This interview will be different from the previous ones. This time we interviewed a group of gentlemen cricketers who will be visiting Madeira for the first time. They call themselves the Fellowship of Fairly Odd Places Cricket Club (FFOP C.C.) from the Netherlands. Our interviewee is Erik Bouwmeester, and he is the tour manager of … Continue reading
Did you know that the origins of the Flower Festival were born in the “Festival of the Rose”, organized for the first time in 1955 by Ateneu Comercial do Funchal (Funchal’s Commercial Athenaeum), as part of a contest-exhibition of flowers? This event distinguished itself by a dance that signalized the beginning of spring and included … Continue reading
With the arrival of spring, the city of Funchal turns into a inebriating floral stage filled with enchantment. The island’s mild climate allows a variety of flowers to bloom everywhere, which naturally enchant for the beauty they emanate and the scent they exhale. It is in this unique setting that, once again, the city of … Continue reading
Noite do Mercado (Night of the Market) is a traditional celebration in Funchal that will take place tonight and will last all night long. The location of this event will take place in the famous Funchal market (Mercado dos Lavradores) and the streets surrounding the market. It will be crowded with joyful people creating a … Continue reading
The month of December marks the highlight of all of the regional events, which culminates with the New Year celebrations. This festive season is commonly known as “Festa” which celebrates the arrival of the Christmas season. “Festa” is lived intensely with a special feeling by the people of Madeira, until January 6th.
The Rali Vinho da Madeira (Madeira Wine Rally) is a tarmac rally held in Madeira Island (Portugal). It is one of the biggest annual sporting event of the island, where professional drivers compete through the hilly terrain and the natural landscapes. The first edition of the Madeira Wine Rally was in 1959. Here are some … Continue reading