Happy New Year 2022

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar 2022

Some things change. As the pandemic continues. we did not go to see the new year’s fireworks in Funchal for the second time in a row. But some things don’t change: we stick to our new year’s tradition and send you a registration of the always spectacular fireworks of Madeira, that practically fill the complete Funchal amphitheatre. May the beauty of it underline our wishes to you for 2022.

We wish you all a spectacular 2022, free of limitations and worries or, if there are, we wish that you will not forget to fully enjoy all the beautiful things that our imperfect world keeps surprising us with, regardless.

Noud and Peter

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By Peter Groen

Peter was born in Amsterdam in 1949. He has a history in PR and copywriting. Now, part time resident of the Island of Madeira of over 10 years, he writes about Madeira, its culture, its overwhelming nature, its food and drink, and about everything concerning travel to and on this beautiful island.


  1. We were in Funchal for the previous two Chistmas/New Years but this year stayed at home in London. So we watched the display live on RTP Madeira instead. Did not see much of the Red Bull display but coverage of the fireworks was good and overall I would say a better display than the last couple of years.

    1. we stayed at home in Fajã da Ovelha as well. Though we are optimistic about omicron ending the worst of the pandemic, we thought it wiser to not push it. The display looked very good on TV though, and I heard from others that it was spectacular and nicer than last year.

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