Dia de Portugal Festival

Festival

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About

The Portuguese Heritage Society of California (PHSC), proudly hosts the annual Dia de Portugal Festival on the second Saturday in June at History Park San Jose (Kelley Park), one of the largest events in California celebrating the Portuguese culture. June 13, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. History Park San Jose at Kelley Park Just …

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Program

DIA DE PORTUGAL 2014 MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT 10:35 AM Os Rouxinois (fado group) 11:15 AM Mary Lou Lawrence (fado artist), accompanied by Os Rouxinois 12:00 PM Traditional Portuguese Parade 12:50 PM Opening Ceremony 1:40 PM Sociedade Filarmónica Nova Aliança Concert 2:20 PM Tempos de Outrora (folklore dancing, Azores) 3:00 PM Pineapple Express (Hawaiian dance, music …

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Poster

Every year, the Dia de Portugal Festival Committee comes up with a new and unique commemorative poster.

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Parking

There is both paid and free parking for the Dia de Portugal Festival, depending on its proximity to History Park San José.

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History

Dia de Camões, de Portugal e das Comunidades Portuguesas (Day of Camões, Portugal, and the Portuguese Communities), marks the date of Luís Vaz de Camões’ death on June 10, 1580 and is Portugal’s National Day. Camões wrote the Lusiadas, Portugal’s national epic celebrating Portuguese history and achievements. The poem focuses mainly on the 16th-century Portuguese …

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