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History and Traditions

The Madeira Atlantic Festival is one of the most recent tourist entertainment events, which took place for the first time in June of 2002, in order to increase Madeira islands as a tourist destination and to provide its visitors the opportunity to experience one of its locals ancient tradition, the fireworks, a tradition which is lived intensively particularly during the End of Year Festivities. It is a tourist attraction which is characterized by the combination of fireworks and music, as it consists of a synchronized show which associates musical themes in backgound. This year's programme includes various cultural activities and street entertainment concerts to be held during the course of the fourth Saturdays of this month.

The Regional Bread Fair

The Regional Bread Fair is an event organized by Funchal's Lions Club for over 20 years which commonly takes place at Restauração Square ( Largo da Restauração) , with the purpose of raising funds for the club's charity works. The 28th edition, of this event will include entertainment by folk groups, in the morning and afternoons of the fair's days.

The Popular Saints Festivities

The popular saint's festivities are festivities which are held in several countries, a celebration historically related to the summer solstice pagan festival, celebrated on June 24th. Madeira Autonomous Region is no exception, celebrating this occasion all around the island, paying tribute in honor of the three popular saints: St Anthony, St John and St Peter.

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