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LISBON Hydro Flask 12 OZ Kids Wide Mouth Pas Cher , May 21 (Xinhua) -- The 18-day Flower Festival concluded on Sunday in Funchal, Capital of Portugal's Madeira Autonomous Region in the Atlantic Ocean, which attracted a record 77,000 visitors from both home and abroad.
The city center of Funchal decorated with various species of colorful flowers had been immersed in an air of festivity throughout the festival. Crowds of people flocked there to admire the beautiful flower carpets, flower walls and folk songs and dances.
On May 6 morning, hundreds of children Enfants Hydro Flask Pas Cher , dressed in beautiful costumes and accompanied by their parent, marched in the streets with flowers in their hands towards their destination Municipal Square. The children in a long queue built the Wall of Hope with flowers to wish for world peace. More than 1,000 doves were released into the air, a symbol also for peace.
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A retired Dutch couple said that their son recommended Madeira after his March trip. "We choose to visit Madeira during the Flower Festival and really enjoy the happy time the festival is bringing to us," they told Xinhua.
Madeira Island is known as the Island of Flower with its sub-tropical climate best for growth of various species of flowers in the world. The Flower Festival, held annually between April and May is meant to celebrate the advent of the Spring season.
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He said the Funchal municipal government has invested some 420,000 euros for this year's Flower Festival and the hotel occupancy rate in Madeira reached more than 90 percent. The duration of the Flower Festival will be extended for one more week next year, he added.
Jusus said that there have not been quite a lot of Chinese travellers to visit Madeira so far and he hopes that the direct flight between Lisbon and Beijing due to open in July will bring more Chinese visitors to Madeira.
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LAS VEGAS, the United States Hydro Flask PNW Pas Cher , May 10 (Xinhua) -- For Roberto Medina, founder of Brazilian music festival commonly known as " Rock in Rio," the past weekend was a time when his dream became true.
Rock in Rio USA made its official U.S. debut on Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world, with attendance of 82,000 people www.hydroflaskfrance.fr , said the organizer Sunday. "It has always been our dream to bring Rock in Rio to the U.S. and it is truly amazing to see this dream become a reality," said Medina. "We've felt so welcomed during the process of creating the Las Vegas edition of the festival and are grateful to have celebrated the debut with such a great crowd. We look forward to doing it all over again next weekend."
Rock in Rio, which was launched in 1985 by businessman Roberto Medina, has been taken to Spain and Portugal since then and has been attended by more than 7.4 million people, with performances done by 1,270 artists including Queen Hydro Flask France Pas Cher , ACDC, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the music festival, organizers have set their eyes on an American city and spent 75 million U.S. dollars and built three major stages and three themed streets, which have fully transformed the City of Rock in Las Vegas, the state of Nevada.
Rock fans to the festival were thrilled with famous U.S. band No Doubt playing hits like "It's My Life," "Hey Baby Hydro Flask France ," on the first day of the festival and the iconic rock band Metallica, Linkin Park performing on the second day.
At the City of Rock in Las Vegas, which was created four years ago and is now expanded to cover an area of about 16 hectares, three streets are lined up with 20 shops and restaurants, each connected to a stage where bands and artists will perform throughout the day. People could also taste diverse cuisines while enjoying excited music.
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In accordance with the Brazilian music festival's tradition, organizers of Rock in Rio USA have also chosen 16 lucky couples who will get married at the four-day festival.
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