On the “Island of Flowers”
Floral carpets, exhibits, workshops, decorations, a grandiose allegoric parade and even a classic car parade . .. with the coming of spring, the island of Madeira celebrates the Flower Festival !!
The gardens are more verdant and blooming, and the temperatures are milder. Over nearly a full month, Madeira has a one-of-a-kind event : the Flower Festival, which fills the streets with true works of floral art !!
On one of the main avenues of the city of Funchal, the traditional black and white Portuguese cobblestone is covered in rugs made of flowers with vibrant hues. A distinct floral aroma spreads across the entire city . .. there is an exhibit featuring various types of flowers grown on the island, together with workshops and a market where various species can be found.
One of the event's most striking and anticipated moments is the Allegoric Flower Parade. Fabulous allegoric cars, all decked out in natural flowers, travel the main streets of Funchal. This event, including hundreds of extras (mostly children), has been held since 1979.
On the day before, there is an event full of symbolism. More than a thousand children place a flower on the "Wall of Hope” in an appeal to world peace.
The celebrations end with the "Madeira Auto Parade”, combining the charm of classic cars with flowers.
PortoBay hotels join the festivities
PortoBay's hotels on the island of Madeira are always part of this festive environment, which is experienced across the entire island. There are seasonal decorations at The Cliff Bay, Vila Porto Mare resort, Porto Santa Maria and PortoBay Serra Golf. Teams from each hotel prepare natural floral carpets and organize a set of activities . .. will you be joining us ??