Madeira’s government grants day-off tolerance on Carnival Tuesday

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The Government of Madeira will grant holiday tolerance on Tuesday in all services, institutes and public companies under its tutelage, stating that services and activities will be ensured “essential or indispensable”, it was announced today.

The Government of Madeira will grant holiday tolerance on Tuesday in all services, institutes and public companies under its tutelage, stating that services and activities will be ensured “essential or indispensable”, it was announced today.

“In the above mentioned entities there will also be a day off in the morning of the following Wednesday,” clarifies the executive (PSD/CDS-PP) in a statement.

The measure was taken at the meeting of the Regional Government Council, led by social-democrat Miguel Albuquerque, held in Funchal.

“The autonomous regional public administration services that, by their nature, have uninterrupted functioning, as well as those that, for reasons of public interest, have to work on the day(s) identified above, should create the necessary conditions so that their workers can take advantage of the tolerance now granted at a later time, with the agreement of their superiors,” says the statement.

This year, the Madeira Government has invested 450 thousand Euros in the Carnival festivities program, which will take place from Wednesday until February 26th, and a hotel occupancy rate of around 80% is expected.

The highlight of the program is the float parade that runs along Funchal’s main avenue on Saturday, with 1,500 participants in 12 troupes.

On Tuesday, February 21, the traditional “Cortejo trapalhão” takes place, in which hundreds of people give free rein to their imagination and take the opportunity to satirize and criticize current issues.

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