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Funchal Flower Festival 2009

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Funchal Flower Festival 2009

Does anyone know how or where I can get a detailed itinerary for this year's flower festival please?

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1. Re: Funchal Flower Festival 2009

Following links may help :-

madeira-web.com/PagesUK/flower-festival.php

madeira-web.com/PagesUK/event-listing.html

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The start of the festival is on the Saturday morning when carpets of flowers are made along the streets in the city, on the Saturday morning the children line up with flowers which they take to the Municipal Square and make the 'Wall of Hope' after the parade there is the release of white doves as a symbol of hope for the future. There is a parade of floats in the afternoon which is fab and the city is overwhelmed by the number of people who attend, places are hard to find.It is a fabulous weekend, and not to be missed

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Hi, we are going to Funchal in April... What is the date of the flowere festival please?

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4. Re: Funchal Flower Festival 2009

the wall of hope is 25th April and the parade is 26th

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5. Re: Funchal Flower Festival 2009

Great and many thanks. We are there from 20th to 28th so we will get to see it.

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6. Re: Funchal Flower Festival 2009

Thanks for the information guys; the photos are so lovely. Is there any particular area that may be better to watch the parade, bearing in mind we've never been to Madeira before but will be staying at the Albergaria Dias in Funchal? How can I find out what's going on where and when? We definitely won't want to miss anything that's for sure!

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Your hotel should be able to give information re the events but this is the normal format. Saturday morning schoolchildren gather near the municipal gardens and walk to the Municipal square where they place their flowers in a 'Wall of Hope' People will line the route and there will be many gathered in the square itself. Speeches take place,in several languages, the children are fed picnics and then white doves are released as a symble of hope and peace for the future. Around Funchal and also in many villages, flower carpets are designed and placed in the roads and pavements, a very beautiful sight.

On the Sunday the parade will begin at the end of the city where your hotel area is and will go along the harbour road, round into Ave Arriada and again to the municipal square. Best place to be? well anywhere along the route but early is best and there will be hundreds of people whereever you stand, many people just followthe parade to the square, don't forget your camera, it is a beautiful sight

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8. Re: Funchal Flower Festival 2009

Sounds wonderful, Flowercity (very aptly named!). We can hardly wait for our exciting trip to your beautiful island. Thank you so much for all the information and advice.

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9. Re: Funchal Flower Festival 2009

Hi try to this

madeira-web.com/PagesUK/flower-festival.php

Lisa

http://www.fluver.com/

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10. Re: Funchal Flower Festival 2009

Now I am totally confused! On one website it says this -

"Children dressed up in the flower costumes parade the streets and file into the Municipal Square ‘Praça do Município’ where flowers are placed on a vertical surface called the ‘Wall of Hope’"

and on the link Lisa now gives it says -

"At the ‘Largo do Colégio’ (Colégio Square) you will find the so-called ‘Wall of Hope’ "

so is the Wall of Hope at the Praca do Municipio or at the Colegio ...... or are they both the same square with two different names?!?!

Flowercity, please help............!!

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