Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Street Party | The Portuguese Way

Hey Everyone!

A street party in Madeira is basically an outdoor party on the street with stalls selling food and drink. It happens in many towns of Madeira and each one does it differently. It's also a party celebrating the town's church as 98% of the island's population are Catholic. I went to the one in Sao Vicente which was for Nossa Senhora da Paz (Our Lady of Peace). I wouldn't consider myself religious but growing up in a Catholic household I still do believe that there is God or someone.

One of my favourite parts is dressing a little bit up and always getting churros at the end of the night..
Dress = Boohoo
The streets end up all decorated with lights, flags and flowers. I don't know how they do it especially with random flags that have no meaning. It's cute. I didn't plan on taking photos on this day because people are just all around but wow good thing I did. It looks so pretty with the lights in the background.

We ended up getting both churros and candy floss (which I only just discovered is just sugar fluffed up, never again). I rarely eat any of these extra sugary deserts but it was just what I needed for energy and warmth because it did end up getting cold.

There's music and dancing, I didn't dance because the music and the cold just didn't make me want to but at least the priest was dancing. It was a nice night. One of those nights where you dress up to eat sugary foods but the scenery is pretty and everyone is having a good time.

If you're ever in Madeira and one of these street parties come up, don't miss it!