Madeira Carnival: History
It’s fair to say that the Carnival is part of the furniture in Funchal, and throughout the decades the novelty seems never to have worn off. Indeed, the restrictions introduced in the 1960s, to stem the flow of eggs, confetti, streamers and flour being playfully tossed around, were scarcely adhered to; the frivolities are still practised today. Since the 1970s, the occasion has been a somewhat more organised affair, though. Why not plug yourself into the revelry and find out for yourself?