Winter International Masters Open 1 EVENTS Madeira Island News 

Winter International Masters Open

January,16th to 18th The Penteada Olympic Swimming Pools Complex will host the Winter International Masters Open 2015, a sports event organised by the Portuguese Swimming Federation in collaboration with the Swimming Association of Madeira. This competition, to be held from January, 16 to 18  will be composed of two main races, the Winter Masters National Championship and the Masters Swimming Sea Bay the latter to be held in the bay of Câmara de Lobos,, an open water race. Carrying out this athletic championship offers Madeiran swimming and the sports and…

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Regata Transquadra 2 EVENTS Madeira Island News 

Regata Transquadra

Madeira Islands welcomed on 31st July last the arrival of the first sailors participating on the Regatta Transquadra, coming from Saint Nazaire, France. This transatlantic sailing race, integrates close to 500 sailsmen who are expected to visit the island, along with their families. Madeira Tourism was present at the first stage of this event held between July, 23rd to 27th, last for the official openning ceremony of this event at the Port of Saint Nazaire. The second stage of this race will take place between January 19th to 28th. Regata…

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Santo Amaro Feast 3 EVENTS Madeira Island News 

Santo Amaro Feast

January 14 to 18 Madeira Islands celebrate, in a particularly festive and ceremonial way all over the island, the religious festivity of Santo Amaro. This is the day when families gather to share the remaining delicacies of this festive season, to take out the Christmas decorations and lapinhas (cribs) and to “clean the kitchen cabinets – a custom deeply rooted in the traditions of popular people of Madeira. On this day the municipality of Santa Cruz pays tribute to its patron saint in a very lively religious festivity, which marks…

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Madeira Events 4 EVENTS Madeira News 

Madeira Events

Further information consult the Tourist Entertainment Calendars for Madeira Island Carnival Festivities 11th to 18th February – Entertainment in downtown Funchal 14th February– Great Allegoric Carnival Parade 17th February – Slapstick Parade Madeira Island Open (PGA European Tour) 19th to 22nd March Madeira Flower Festival 16th to 22nd April – Entertainment in downtown Funchal 18th April – The Wall of Hope Ceremony 19th April – Great Allegoric Flower Parade Atlantic Festival 6th, 13th, 20st and 27th June – Music and Fireworks Display Madeira Wine Rally 30th July to 1st August…

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Best New Year's Eve destination is Madeira 5 EVENTS Madeira Island News TRAVEL 

Best New Year’s Eve destination is Madeira

Among the top 10 European destinations for the 2014 New Year’s Eve 2015, the EBD elected Madeira, or rather the fireworks of Funchal, as the best of all. Neither London nor Paris, let alone Berlin. It is in Madeira that is best way for the European year, according to Election European Best Destinations (EBD), organization based in Brussels and bringing together the main European Tour entities. Best New Year’s Eve The selection highlights the top 10 destinations for the passage of the New Year, tips, hotels and attractions the same.…

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Madeira fireworks promises to surprise again 6 EVENTS Madeira News TRAVEL 

Madeira fireworks promises to surprise again

This is the most important tourist attraction of Madeira, was internationally recognized by Guinness World Records book in 2006, as “the greatest fire fireworks show in the world“, and this year the show will again be grand and full light, is what the company promises Macedos Pyrotechnics. Madeira fireworks This year’s theme “Madeira Diamond Light“, created by designers of Macedo, was inspired by the fact that on January 1 to start the International Year of Light. They will be “fired” more than 130 thousand rockets, about 29 tons of fire…

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Cristiano Ronaldo is honored today with statue in Madeira 7 EVENTS Madeira Island News Madeira News 

Cristiano Ronaldo is honored today with statue in Madeira

The international and captain of the Portuguese national football team, Cristiano Ronaldo (was born in Madeira Island), will be honored today by the Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, where it is natural, and will also inaugurate a statue in his honor. In Madeira Legislative Assembly, Ronaldo will receive the Autonomic Cord Distinction, the highest award of the Region. In the Sea Square, next to the port of Funchal, the Real Madrid footballer will be perpetuated by a statue. Ronaldo’s coming to Madeira is promoted by Jornal da Madeira,…

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Madeira Christmas 8 EVENTS 

Madeira Christmas

Madeira Christmas includes a distinctive attraction, virtually unique in the world. It is celebrated with joy, colour and a great deal of enthusiasm. Christmas is really the most important period of the year, a time to observe traditions and customs in a tribute into folklore and legacy of the inhabitants. Everything revolves around the”Festa” (the Festivity), along with arrival of the month of December is most eagerly anticipated by all. The Christian traditions, throughout Christmas and New Year season are actually associated with the habits of the natives. Throughout the…

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New Year's Eve in Madeira 9 EVENTS 

New Year’s Eve in Madeira

Madeira New year festivities – Reveillon Legend of Saint Sylvester On the last night of the year, being the Virgin Mary tilting in the skies over the ocean, St. Sylvester came to talk to her. The Virgin Mary confided in him the reason for her sadness: she recalled the lovely Atlantis, sunken by God as a punishment on its inhabitants. While she was speaking, Our Lady wept tears of sadness and compassion. St. Sylvester noticed that they were not tears but real pearls. One of these tears fell on the…

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Madeira unmissable events 10 EVENTS LOCALS PORTO SANTO 

Madeira unmissable events

Madeira is proud to present a wide range of diverse, regional, Portuguese and international events that are staged throughout the year. Madeira unmissable events Visitors to this dynamic, creative and multi-faceted destination are able to enjoy this cornucopia of cultural, sporting, recreational and popular events, from January to December. There are always opportunities to have fun and to appreciate what the islands of this archipelago have to offer. The Regional Secretariat for Culture, Tourism and Transportation (SRT) is responsible for the events and initiatives on the Tourist Entertainment Calendar organised…

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