With lots of fun, good humour, colour and music, without foregoing the “sharp” political, social and sporting satire, the parade will consist of 14 floats and more than 600 extras who will embody the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that include, for example, the eradicating poverty, promoting gender equality, quality education, climate action and communities.

The figures and themes of current political life return to the Loulé sambadrome. Not the first time the long-awaited new Lisbon airport has inspired the Loulé Corso.

The increase in interest rates and its impact on housing loans, a problem that has “punished” Portuguese families over the last year, is parodied in one of the floats. Zé Povinho is the puppet of the president of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, who has been the face of these increases and the bearer of the bad news.

In the international context, the two wars that have marked recent months are also portrayed on a float with Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky and Joe Biden as crew.

As well as the famous floats there will also be Brazilian dancers, local entertainment groups and entertainers in the parade.

Tickets to Loulé Carnival cost €2 and are available on the day.