The start of Carnival season is nearly here. This kicks of with Festa dos Compadres in Santana the week before Carnival. 16th – 23rd February, with the over sized figures around the streets.
Carnival this ~year will take place from the 22nd February till March 1st. The main Parade will be the evening of Saturday 25th February, with the Slap-Stick parade on the Tuesday 28th, which is a public holiday in Madeira, and shrove Tuesday in the UK…. Pancakes…. yum yum