Carnival on the Rural Areas
At these rural areas, the so called Entrudo is mostly participated by the elder population where they gather with the younger ones and then participate effusively in this animated gathering with music and imagination at the Casas do Povo (community houses).
These Counties , who organize the Entrudo, due to they’re low budget, cast calls to creativity and imaginations from the local ones to bring on the revelers to cheer up the community. These revelers gather plastics, papers, many times alerting to recycling ant the environment preservation.
At the gastronomic level, the entrudo it’s a very rich season when talking about sweets. It’s part of the tradition to bake the “malassadas” and the “sonhos” (“dreams”), two delicacies very well appreciated by the locals.
These are compact mixtures of flour, sugar and eggs, sweet potatoes (or yellow pumpkin) fried in oil and served covered with sugar or dressed with the local divine sugar cane honey. The “Bolo-rei” (“King-cake”), a rich cake with dried and crystalized fruits it’s a desert usually consumed at this time of the year due to its proximity to the catholic “Dia dos Reis”(“Day of the Kings”).
Beyond these deserts being made for own consumption, the “malassadas” and the “sonhos” may be served to the neighbors as a sign of good will. However, it’s usual at this time of the year that the supermarkets have these products for sale to the public.
The Carnival celebrations, rich in animation, merrymakers, cheerful music, strong rhythms, humor and good mood, make the commercial areas and the hotels to have special programs for this season.
These festivities allies the landscape and the nature with some of the local habits who contagious who passes by , lives or simply enjoys they’re desirable holydays.
Accommodations nearby :
95.00 € Night ()No Reviews!
45.00 € Night ()
Residencial Sol Mar - Bed & Breakfast Seixal - Porto Moniz1 Reviews
52.00 € Night ()
The perfect place to relax and unwind from your daily routine Estreito da Calheta - Calheta2 Reviews
50.00 € Night ()
Holiday House Vila Joaninha Santo António Serra - Santa Cruz1 Reviews
85.00 € Night ()
Manor Quinta das Vinhas Estreito da Calheta - Calheta13 Reviews
70.00 € Night ()
Solar do Pargo Ponta do Pargo - CalhetaNo Reviews!
75.00 € Night ()
Luxury Apartments in the Old Town of Funchal Santa Maria Maior - FunchalNo Reviews!
45.00 € Night ()
Aparthotel Casa da Capelinha Ponta Delgada - São Vicente8 Reviews
88.00 € Night ()
Holiday Cottages Casas Valleparaízo Camacha - Santa Cruz3 Reviews
65.00 € Night ()
Holiday House Casa da Quinta Santo António Serra - Machico1 Reviews