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What is this all about you ask? Portugal Day is officially known as, "Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas (Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities). This is Portugal's National Day, celebrated annually on the 9th of June. Captain-Portugal (Cutout_Portugal Day)
Although officially observed only in Portugal, Portuguese citizens and emigrants throughout the world celebrate the holiday. The date commemorates the death of national literary icon Luís de Camões who died on June 10, 1580.
It is a celebration of Portuguese culture and heritage. Make a date to celebrate Portugal Day in Newark and experience authentic Portuguese culture up close.
Feast on delicious food in the Ironbound or head downtown for swanky restaurants serving up good times. Newark has been welcoming visitors since the 1600’s…so what are you waiting for? Set off on a Newark adventure and save.