Best Spring festival in Portugal


If you have made plans to visit Portugal during this spring then I have great news for you. This post will be dedicated to discovering and bringing forward the best spring festivals in Portugal. There will be so many interesting events this year inPortugal that it would be a pity to miss but I will only focus on two of them, the most appealing from my point of you. I can guarantee I will be there.

Madeira’s flower festival

Madeira’s Flower Festival takes place every year, in April. The celebrations that mark this spring event are organized on the main streets of Funchal and they bring up the carnival atmosphere, with music, parades and floats decorated with the floral species of the island. The festival runs over four days, but the most appreciated and waited event by the tourists and the locals is the Flower festival parade, which starts with the Children’s parade, on April 25th. One day before the parade, children go in Paca du Municipio, to create the “Wall of Fame”, by laying their own flowers and building a big flower, which symbolizes the hope for a better and a more peaceful world.

The Madeira’s Flower Festival is an event that you do not want to miss if you are in Portugal in that time of year because the Portuguese people know how to party and this is an opportunity for you to discover the beauty ofMadeiraIsland and to take part at one of the biggest tourist attractions held inPortugal.

Lisbon International Half Marathon

This year, in Lisbontakes place the 22nd edition of the International Half  Marathon. It is an annual competition that takes place every March. It must not be confused with Portugal Half Marathon, a race who is also held inLisbon, but in September.

The first edition of the marathon took place in 1991. 35.000 participants will run at this year’s competition. They have to cross the mythical bridge, “Ponte 25 de Abril”, and the Finish Line is in front of the famous world monument, the Monastery of Geronimos in Belem. This is a race not to be missed because many of the world performances of the distance were realized here. More information about the Lisbon International Half Marathon you can find on http://www.lisbon-half-marathon.com.

I hope I managed to get your interest in the best spring festivals in Portugal during spring and that you will visit our country in this time of year because you will not regret it.

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