Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra, based in East Providence (RI) and Sociedade Cultural Açoriana, headquartered in Fall River (MA), are organizing the Day of the Azores celebrations for May 7 at 7:00pm.
The event takes place at the Sociedade Cultural Açoriana headquarters, at 207 South Main Street, in Fall River (MA), and will feature a poetry reading by Antonio Teixeira; music by Raízes , Gerasons, and ROCK 4U, and an Azorean folkdance exhibit.
The Day of the Azores was established in August 21, 1980, by the Azorean Parliament (Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores) with the aim to celebrate the Azorean spirit and Azorean self-government.
Since 1976, the Azores are an autonomous region integrated within the Portuguese Republic. It has its own government and autonomous legislature within its own political-administrative statute and organic law.
Its government include the Legislative Assembly, composed of 52 elected deputies, elected by universal suffrage for a four-year term; the Regional Government and Presidency, with parliamentary legitimacy, composed of a President, a Vice-President and seven Regional Secretaries responsible for day-to-day executive operations.
The Autonomous Region of the Azores is represented in the Council of Ministers of the Central Government by a representative appointed by the President of Portugal.
The event is free. Portuguese food and refreshments will be available for sale.
For more information
Sociedade Cultural Açoriana 508 672 9269
Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra 401 435 6994