Thinking about planning your Spring holidays? We have the perfect suggestion for you!
From the 9th to 15th of May, the city of Funchal will stage the annual Madeira Flower Festival. This year the grand Flower Festival will run under the motto "The Route of Flowers".
This magical event begins on Saturday morning with the Children's Parade, which runs along the main streets of Funchal to the Town Hall Square for the construction of the "Wall of Hope".
On Sunday afternoon the streets of downtown Funchal will be filled with music and fun as the parade passes by, with colourfully decorated floats with all kinds of flowers.
There will be many other entertaining activities going on at the same time: the creation of delicate floral carpets in the main squares of Avenida Arriaga, music concerts, performances by regional folklore groups, contests for shop windows decoration and the Flower Exhibition held in the Largo da Restauração.
The programme includes the preparation of typical floral carpets, a flower market, flower sculptures, a wall adorned by children known as the “Wall of Hope”, an allegoric parade, the performance of folklore groups and plenty of entertainment on the main streets of Funchal.
Take benefit of the mild climate, enjoy the island floral scents and discover an exuberant and passionate nature.
Read further about the Flower Festival at http://www.visitmadeira.pt/Festa da Flor