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Madeira Nature Festival takes place 4th – 9th October.


Aiming to bring people more in contact with nature, whether on land sea or air, there will be events round the island as part of this festival. In down town Funchal at Largo da Restauração there will be a small festival, with local foods and dancing groups, and a photography exhibition.

Senhor dos Milagres is one of the most important Madeiran festivities, and happens in Machico on the East of the Island.

The Festivity of “Senhor dos Milagres” commemorates the mudslide that occurred on October 9th, 1803, which destroyed the chapel where the precious figure of Our Lord of Miracles was located, dragging it into the sea. According to legend, the figure appeared three days later and was taken to Funchal’s Cathedral.
In 1813 the image was again restored to the chapel of “Senhor dos Milagres”, in Machico.  Taken from the website Visit Madeira


Halloween 31st October, celebrated widely and very popular in the USA and the UK, is also celebrated in Madeira with many hotels, bars and restaurants decorating and dressing up.