Tag Archives: Traditions

The Link between Madeira and Curaçao

Madeiraful Editor/ November 13, 2017/ Culture, Food, Island, Madeira Islands, Past, People

All over the world you will find people with Madeiran blood in their veins, and one of them is Curaçao. Curaçao is one of the former Dutch or Netherlands Antilles, formed by two groups of islands, one to the north of the Lesser Antilles (Saba, Saint Eustatius and Saint Martin or the SSS islands) and the other one off the coast

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What is an Arraial?

levadeiro/ August 8, 2011/ Events, FAQ, Folklore, Life, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Traditions, Uncategorized

Madeira has various ‘Arraiais‘ all year round. Arraiais are traditional regional festivities that is celebrated with street processions, flower carpets, churches and street decorations with lights, colorful flags, music, traditional folklore, food and drink. Each town/parish has its own Arraial and they can differ one from another. To give you an impression of such an Arraial …. check out the

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The Cherry Picker from Jardim da Serra

levadeiro/ July 27, 2011/ Images, Island, Life, Madeira, Traditions, Uncategorized

A beautiful video created by Heitor Rodrigues of a Madeiran cherry picker (apanhador de cerejas) Sr. Agostinho of the village Jardim da Serra. Enjoy the serenity and un-stressfulness when Sr. Agostinho picks the cherries to sell them at the Funchal Market (Mercado dos Lavradores). Next time you buy and eat a Madeiran cherry …. remember this video.

Vintage Film Madeira 1927 – 1975

levadeiro/ May 16, 2011/ Events, Films, History, Images, Island, Life, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Past, People, Things To Do, Tips, Uncategorized, Video

VINTAGE FILM MADEIRA – Private collection of Hugo Reis – Year: 1927 – 1975. Production: Hugo Reis (www.hugoreis.com) This film will be exhibited at the ISLANDS.DOC Festival Date & Time: Saturday 21 of May at 15h00 Location: Centro das Artes – Casas das Mudas, Calheta – Madeira. Click here to see where Casa das Mudas is located Synopsis: Hugo Reis

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Columbus Festival – Festival Colombo 2011

levadeiro/ April 8, 2011/ Attractions, Events, Folklore, History, Images, Island, Madeira Islands, People, PortoSanto, Tips, Traditions, Uncategorized, Video

The Columbus Festival was first held in 2000 with the aim of launching a quality cultural tourism offer on the island of Porto Santo. This year it will be held from 15th till 17th of September 2011. The event is based around the historical figure of Christopher Columbus, who had close links with Madeira both as a sugar trader during

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Braguinha de Madeira

levadeiro/ February 16, 2011/ Madeira, Madeira Islands, Music, Traditions, Uncategorized, Video

Machete (Braguinha) is characteristic instrument of Madeira Island. It is a small guitar with four gut strings that are tuned in thirds, with the exception of the two main strings, which have an interval of a fourth. This instrument is used by farmers at feasts and dance. The music is vulgar in a succession of simple chords, but in the

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Poncha da Madeira

levadeiro/ February 14, 2011/ Madeira, Tips, Traditions, Uncategorized

The Poncha is a drink originated in India, brought by the British, and adapted by Madeirans. The Indian name given to the drink, namely pãnch, was initially composed by five ingredients: Rice or nut coconut spirit, sugar, tea of fresh herbs, spices and water. It is believed now that the Poncha has been experienced for the first time outside India,

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