Due to the evolution of the pandemic situation in Madeira, the Regional Government decided to cancel the Carnival festivities
In a statement, the Regional Government justifies the decision on the grounds that “the security conditions in terms of public health are not met for the event to take place” and thus decided to cancel the parties that would take place between February 26 and March 2 .
The decision is being communicated to the associations and responsible for the troupes, which this year presented a total of 19 candidacies for the Carnival parade.
The Regional Government emphasizes in the same note that it was “sensitive to the concerns of the groups involved who reported difficulties in organizing the trials, due to the fear expressed by the participants regarding the danger of contagion.”
It also refers that, unlike what happened at the Flower Festival, which, in 2020 and 2021, could be moved to other times of the year without prejudice to its purpose, the Carnival Festivals cannot be postponed.
For the Regional Executive, the best decision is thus to cancel the planned events, hoping that, next year, it will be possible to have revelers parading in the streets again.