The main procession is composed of 6 troupes. These are groups
or associations of Samba dance clubs or afficionados. They are responsible
for the design, themes, and choreography of their troupes in their
participation in the annual event. Under the guidance of the Secretary
of Tourism Office these troupes are funded to the tune of approximately
6 500 000$00 Escudos each to develop their tasteful, colourful,
and imaginative motifs.
The troupes are listed as the following. This is not necessarily
the order of procession. This may change from year to year depending
on the logistics and organisation of each group.