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Folklore Should be Part of Christmas Festivities

The Regional Secretary for Tourism and Culture, Eduardo Jesus, in conjunction with the Regional Directorate for Culture, and AFERAM – Association of Folklore and Ethnography of the Autonomous Region of Madeira recently celebrated the signing of an agreement which aims to support and recognise the importance of folklore and ethnography to the region.

During the signing, the Regional Secretary for Tourism and Culture praised AFERAM’s work “not only for protecting the islands cultural heritage, but for the creation of several initiatives covering the collection, preservation and dissemination of many of the islands customs as well as training, most notably, through a postgraduate course on ‘Traditional and Popular Cultural Heritage.’

The meeting also sought to highlight the need to integrate folklore, despite the pandemic, into this year’s Christmas festivities, as this year, there is a significant need to reinvent the island′s entertainment.

Samantha Gannon

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