and Flower Parade cancelled
A cover of the Diario today features the news that from August 1 it will be mandatory to wear a mask on the streets of Madeira.
At 6:00 pm the Regional Government will hold a press conference to give more details about the measure.
Main Flower Festival parade cancelled
JM reports that Allegorical Flower Parade, scheduled for September 6, will no longer take place. According to the TV station, RTP-Madeira, the rest of the Flower Festival program will be fulfilled.
The rest of the program apart from the Cortejo da Flor, consisting of the “Wall of Hope”, the flower exhibition and the concerts remain.
“The decision was based not only on the number of participants but also and above all the thousands of tourists and Madeirans who, every year, travel to the Avenida to watch the parade”, can be read in the publication.
JM reports that some of the groups that were going to participate in the procession have not yet been officially informed and this news will be received with some discontent. Much of the material that would be used in this year’s edition has already been purchased and even rehearsals had already started.
The news announced on RTP, by the Regional Secretary of Tourism and Culture, Eduardo Jesus, who explained that the usual parade will be replaced this year by individual shows from each group, on different days and at different points of the city.