Carnival 2007

edited December 1969 in Events
Hi fun people of Madeira,

Does anyone know the parade route for carnival? Where it starts and stop. Thank your for your help.

Tony

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  • Hello Tony

    I send the program of Carnaval 2007

    From 16 to 20 February


    The Carnival, or Mardi Gras, celebrations in Madeira take the form of a great parade of floats the Saturday before Shrove Tuesday and remain an essentially folk festival.





    Groups with thousands of participants flood the main streets of Funchal with music and contagious enjoyment.

    This is a week of healthy madness that invades the hotels, bars and clubs, turning them into permanent parties. In an atmosphere of effusive revelry there are surprising examples of creativity and imagination and there is no shortage of daring caricatures in the Cortejo Trapalhão costume parade on Shrove Tuesday.

    CARNIVAL 2007 - 16th to 20th February
    General Programme

    16 to 20 February
    - Background carnival music in Funchal downtown;
    - Illumination and decoration alluding to this time of year;

    Friday, 16 February
    Activities in Funchal downtown:
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Funchal Municipal Band
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm- Funchal District Band
    Afternoon - Puppet Theatre Group

    Saturday, 17 February
    Activities in Funchal downtown:
    Morning - Puppet Theatre Group
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Canecão Band
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Funchal Municipal Band
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Funchal District Band
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Canecão Band
    9:00 pm - Grand Carnival Float Pageant involving seven groups with a total of 1,500 participants.
    Route: Starting from the Praça da Autonomia (South side), going along Avenida do Mar and Avenida das Comunidades Madeirenses (Southbound), crossing to the Northbound side (in front of Marina Shopping) then going up Rua Dias Leite, Rotunda do Infante, Av. Arriaga (Northbound side - as far as the Banco de Portugal), Avenida Zarco (Northbound side), Rua Câmara Pestana and Praça do Município.
    11:00 pm - The end of the Grand Float Pageant and an exhibition of all the participating groups’ floats at Praça do Município.

    The Order and Themes of the Groups taking part in the Float Pageant (order subject to change):
    - Veteranos da Folia - “A Folia do Rock” (The Revelry of Rock)
    - Associação Fura Samba - “Vamos nos divertir neste Inferno” (Let’s enjoy ourselves in this Hell)
    - Os Cariocas Samba School - “Diamantes! Para quê?” (Diamonds! What for?)
    - Turma do Funil - “Baile de Carnaval” (Carnival Ball)
    - Caneca Furada Samba School - “O Circo da Caneca” (Caneca’s Circus)
    - Associação de Animação Geringonça - “Geringonça em Animação” (Geringonça in Action)
    - João Egídio - “A Magia das Cores” (The Magic of Colours)

    Sunday, 18 February
    Activities in Funchal downtown:
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Canecão Band
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Funchal Municipal Band
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Canecão Band
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Funchal District Band
    Afternoon - Puppet Theatre Group

    Monday, 19 February
    Activities in Funchal downtown:
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Canecão Band
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Funchal Municipal Band
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Funchal District Band
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Canecão Band
    Afternoon - Puppet Theatre Group
    Tuesday, 20 February
    4:00 pm - Bungler's Pageant, free for all. Background carnival music along the route and the sound support of the Bungler's Pageant;
    8:30 pm - Closing ceremony with a Public Ball and a musical group at Praça do Município.

    Note: this programme may be altered without notice.
  • Muito Obrigado, Ricardo

    This is a big help. Nothing on Tuesday night.
  • Good Lad>
    beijos
  • This is a bit late but try to concentrate when you read something...in the event list there was happening on tuesday...well not night but in the afternoon the public parade...funny hope you saw it and the there is unformal celebrating after that all around the town...almost everybody has free day the next day.
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