Great Allegoric Parade (Saturday) in Madeira Island

Great Allegoric Parade (Saturday) in Madeira Island

This year’s edition will begin on Saturday, 5th March and ends on Shrove Tuesday, 8th March 2011.

This event is one of the best street parties in Europe, due to its vibrant colourful costumes, endless fun and great entertainment.

The biggest parade – “The Great Allegoric Parade” takes place on Saturday, where thousands of participants are beautifully dressed in outlandish and colourful costumes, flooding the main streets of Funchal with music and contagious enjoyment.

This parade is composed by many samba groups, namely “Veteranos da Folia”, “Escola de Samba - Os Cariocas”, “Associação de Animação Geringonça”, “Associação Fura Samba”, “Escola de Samba Caneca Furada”, “Turma do Funil” and Fábrica de Sonhos”.

Funchal main streets are filled with thousands of locals and tourists coming from the various parts of the island and abroad, in order to enjoy this wonderful event.

Madeira Rural accommodations are an ideal starting point for your holidays. Madeira Rural Association has many rural accommodations, namely country houses, cottages, bed and breakfast, self-catering, rural holiday homes and villas.

Besides, these accommodations are located in unique settings, where you can enjoy breathtaking views and stunning sceneries.


 


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