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 10, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. History Park San Jose at Kelley Park Just …

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Program

DIA DE PORTUGAL 2016 MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT Emcees: Davide Vieira (A.M.) and Bonnie Simas-Staggs (P.M.) 10:50 a.m. Festivities kick off 11:00 – 11:20 a.m. Portuguese Band of San José 11:30 a.m. Opening ceremony Noon Traditional Portuguese parade 12:50 – 1:25 p.m. Tempos D’Outrora, Azorean/Portuguese folklore dance and music 1:30 – 1:50 p.m. Portuguese-American comedian Taylor Amarante 2:00 – …

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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 will be $6 and $10 paid parking for the Dia de Portugal Festival in the vicinity of Senter Road and Phelan Avenue with shuttle service all day.

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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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