Spring 2015 in Madeira island

 

The ‘Madeira Flower Festival 2015′ in Funchal is once again so beautiful with all the flower carpets on show.

We here, all around Casas Valleparaizo, also have our wonderful flowers to enjoy!

 

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Casas Valleparaízo – Madeira Island Self Catering Holiday Cottages

2014 Flower Festival: “Mother, a world of flowers for you”

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Programme: Theme: “Mother, a world of flowers for you” – May 1st to 7th

Flower Carpets – Central walkways of Avenida Arriaga and Largo do Chafariz Flower Market depicting “Charolas“ celebration – Central walkways of Avenida Arriaga, between the Cathedral and the Regional Secretariat for Culture, Tourism and Transports The Kingdom of Flowers – Young women dressed in costumes depicting flowers pageant in the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga (until May, 4th ) 59th Flower Exhibition at Largo da Restauração – Organised by the Regional Secretariat for Environment and Natural Resources “Madeira Embroidery inspired by Flowers” – Organised by the Madeira Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts Institute (IVBAM) – Central walkway of Avenida Arriaga, in front of Loja do Cidadão “World Flowers Photos” – Photography exhibition by Carlos Capelão – Espaço Infoarte at the Regional Secretariat for Culture, Tourism and Transports

Thursday, 1st May

Official opening of the Flower Festival 3pm – 8pm – Performances by the Casa do Povo da Camacha Folk Group in Funchal city centre 5pm – 6pm – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Themed workshop: Black scabbard fish and traditional pork in a wine and garlic marinade: history and confection – Largo do Chafariz

Friday, May 2nd 10am – Noon – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Themed workshop: Honey Cake: history and confection – Largo do Chafariz 10am – 3pm – Performances by the Monteverde Folk Group in Funchal city centre 10.30am – 2pm – Demonstrations of flower arranging by Madeira Flower Club (NAFAS) – exhibition until May 6th, from 10am to 4pm – at Funchal’s English Church 3pm – 8pm – Performances by the Boa Nova Ethnography and Folk Group in Funchal city centre

Saturday, May 3rd

Children’s Parade and Wall of Hope Ceremony: 9am – Children gathering at Avenida Arriaga, in front of the Municipal Garden 10am – Children’s Parade – Itinerary: Avenida Arriaga, Avenida Zarco, Rua Câmara Pestana and Praça do Município 11am – Symbolic construction of the Wall of Hope at Praça do Município – Release of doves and a show for children by an entertainment group 10am – Noon – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Themed workshop: Regional Fruit and Vegetables – An orchard in the Atlantic – Largo do Chafariz 3pm – 8pm – Performances by the Casa do Povo da Camacha Folk Group in Funchal city centre

Sunday, May 4th

10am – Noon – “Flowers and Gastronomy” Project – Carving show: decorations with floral elements – Largo do Chafariz 10am – 3pm – Folklore Performances by the Camacha Recreational and Cultural Association in Funchal city centre 4pm – Flower Festival Parade Order and theme of the groups participating in the Float Parade -“30 Years in Bloom” – João Egídio Rodrigues - “The Magic Forest” – Sorrisos de Fantasia - “Mother…Six Letters” (Mãe… Três Letras) – Isabel Borges - “Carpet of flowers for all the mothers in the world” – Samba Caneca Furada School - “Mother, an Orchid for you” – Geringonça Entertainment Association - “For you, Mother…” – Fábrica de Sonhos - “ Mother´s Tribute” – Turma do Funil - “The Smile of Flowers” – Fura Samba Association - “Madeira, Mother and May” – Bairro da Argentina Sports, Cultural and Recreational Association Itinerary: Starting point at Funchal’s Harbour roundabout, Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro, Francisco Sá Carneiro roundabout, Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses (south lane) to Praça da Autonomia

Spring arrived at Casas Valleparaizo

We love this time of year: Spring brings with it lots of colours and our gardens transform into a very pleasant place to be. Come and se for yourself!

Casas Valleparaízo invite all the family to experience the authenticity of country life in an environment surrounded by orchards, gardens, birds and farm animals. Any nature-loving visitor will feel at home with us, whether you are thinking of having a restful vacation or enjoying a holiday filled with physical activities.

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