The Funchal Folk Organization - Arraial do Mundo, in the person of its Director, Marco Mendonça, hereby announces that taking into account:
* the current pandemic situation caused by the new Coronavirus and the disease COVID-19;
* the easy and fast propagation of COVID-19;
* this is a Festival that mobilizes hundreds or even thousands of people (among members of the Groups that participate in it, volunteers who help in its realization and audience);
* all the recommendations of the Governmental Health Entities, both National and Regional, regarding the holding of events with large clusters of people, in order to avoid its spread;
decided, with great regret, but with the feeling that this must be the case, to cancel the 2020 edition of "Funchal Folk - Arraial do Mundo". However, and so that this year does not pass without something being done, we will hold a small virtual edition between the 14th and 21st of August, through our social networks (Facebook and Instagram) and also on our website (www.gfmontevrede .com), with the participation of Groups that would travel to the Autonomous Region of Madeira to take part in this edition.
We are certain that we will return in 2021 even stronger and united. Until then, follow us through the mentioned channels.
See you soon!