Cortejo da Flor in Funchal

Thousands attended in Funchal to the Court of the Flower Festival, a large tourist poster of the autonomous region, with hotel capacity to 90% during the event.

They participated of 14 trupes in a total of 1,966 extras, but it involves five thousand people and this year’s theme was “600 Years on the Flower Route” and it is based on the celebrations taking place during the 600 years of the discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo.

With avenues full of people, both local and tourists, to enjoy the procession laden with colour, music and flowers. That this year featured novelties such as the “Madeira Flower Collection“, where ten creators are invited presented three proposals of coordinates, presented to the public People’s Square, concerts and flower facilities

And also the market of flowers and flavours, the performance of folklore groups, exhibitions of embroidery and tapestries, atelier for children, IV March / Race of Solidarity for inclusion and Madeira Classic Car Revival.

Miguel Albuquerque, however, said that horticultural and fruit production, including the flower sector, last year reached the highest ever, generating 61 million euros net of income.

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