The historical authenticity of the Madeiran people is reflected in the movements and music that recreate moments of its people's daily life, such as pastoral traditions, farming, and love, among others. In the archipelago of Madeira, the parishes and their Casas do Povo proudly present their folklore groups, which are mostly composed of local inhabitants. Most of these groups perform to the public at cultural events or traditional festivals, where they attract the attention of both locals and tourists. We highlight also the holding of international folklore galas in the region, in which Madeiran folklore appears alongside groups from other countries.
Thus, it is safe to say that folklore is one of the great symbols of Madeiran cultural expression and that watching one of the performances of the various folklore groups that often invade the avenues of Funchal on festive dates becomes a must for all those who want to know more about the customs and traditions of the Madeiran people.