Attractions

Carnival Tradition Madeira Island

Did you know that … Carnival was a foolish game of running around, which included water, flour, eggs and tomatoes battles that appeared before the serpentine battles? In Funchal there was a particularly lively area on Shrove Tuesday, where all this running took place: it was located right on the Read more…

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Attractions

What is Carnival / Carnaval?

Soon the Carnival fever will start here on Madeira Island, but have you asked yourself … what does the word “Carnival” stand for? Wikipedia offers some answers: The Carnival Season is a holiday period during the two weeks before the traditional Christian fasting of Lent. The origin of the name Read more…

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Carnaval

What is Carnival – Carnaval?

Soon the Carnival fever will start here on the island. See previous blog Carnival – Mardi Gras – Carnaval But have you asked yourself … what does the word Carnival / Carnaval mean? Wikipedia, world’s free encyclopedia, offers some answers: The Carnival Season is a holiday period during the two Read more…

By levadeiro, ago