Festivals in Madeira Island

Madeira is home to various Portuguese festivals carnivals throught the year. Tourists from all over the world visit Madeira during these festivals.

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Find below a list of some of the main festivals in Madeira:

Madeira Carnival:
4th - 8th March

Madeira Carnival is an extravagant bonanza, celebrated in the capital, Funchal. Costumes, music, food… Everything you could ask for is here. No costume is too crazy for this beautiful Carnival!

Flower Festival:
7th – 8th May

The Madeira Flower Festival attracts thousands of visitors from all around the world to witness what is, arguably, one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see! Fresh flowers flood the streets and a delicate fragrance fills the air. If you choose to visit Madeira, make sure you attend this event. It is not to be missed!

São João Festival:June

This festival takes place on the island of Porto Santo, just off the coast of Madeira. Though it is of a religious origin, it also symbolises the beginning of summer festivites for all Madeirans. The festival encompasses beautiful firework displays, music and plenty of local gastronomy to try out!