The month kicks off to a glamorous start with the Wedding Fair “Funchal Noivos & Festas” which takes place between the 8th and 10th at the Pestana Forum Casino. This is a must for any bride thinking of celebrating her wedding or honeymoon in Madeira. The event comprises three days of fashion shows, workshops and a chance to meet some of the most prominent party planners on the island. Of course, we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 14th, and where better to spend time with a loved one than Madeira. Later in the month, the Festa dos Compadres provides lively entertainment as it heralds the beginning of the Carnival season. This highly entertaining and popular event takes place in Santana on the 21st, 23rd, 24th and 28th of February, with fireworks, street parades and mock trials, creating a fun-filled lively event for everyone involved. AND of course, it's Carnival time! The Madeira Carnival festivities taking place between the 26th of February and the 10th of March, this magical, colourful and over the top event has something for everyone. From the highly entertaining and colourful main parade held on the 2nd of March and the more satirical people’s parade on the 5th, Funchal comes alive with parades, themed parties and lively street entertainment.