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May 20th | Azores Day symbolizes self-rule and cultural identity Opinion | Portugal standing by Ukraine Compassion Fatigue: The weird world of Humberto da Silva May 5th | World Portuguese Language Day – Portugal Terceira: Senator Marc Pacheco on a mission to save the planet
 

May 20th | Azores Day symbolizes self-rule and cultural identity – Horta, Faial

On May 20th, the people of the Azores celebrate “Azores Day” or “Dia da Região Autónoma dos Açores” (Day of the Autonomous Region of the Azores). This public holiday, observed throughout the nine islands of the archipelago, commemorates self-rule, identity, and pride, symbolizing the affirmation of the Azorean people’s unique culture, way of life, unity, […]

Opinion | Portugal standing by Ukraine – Len Port

Peaceful Portugal remains a firm ally of Ukraine, which is now under increasing bombardments, with fears of eventual defeat by Russia Russia’s advances have intensified so much recently that there are worsening worries in the Western world about Ukraine’s prospects for survival as a sovereign nation. President Vladimir Putin has been visiting his “friend” Chairman […]

Compassion Fatigue: The weird world of Humberto da Silva – Interview

By Milicent Borges Accardi “Given the overriding dystopian themes, a dirty martini shaken up from cheap vodka and garnished with a fistful of pimentoed supermarket olives will probably do the trick.” Toronto-born, Portuguese-Canadian writer Humberto da Silva is famous for his creative literary posts in social media, pairing short reviews with cocktails (to compliment the […]

May 5th | World Portuguese Language Day – Portugal

World Portuguese Language Day is celebrated on May 5th, in about 50 countries, every year. On this day, various cultural events and activities are organized worldwide to raise awareness of the importance of Portuguese as a global language and encourage people to learn the language. The events include lectures, literature readings, cultural shows, art exhibitions, […]

Terceira: Senator Marc Pacheco on a mission to save the planet – Azores

Senator Marc Pacheco, Democrat of Massachusetts, visited Angra do Heroísmo on Terceira Island in the Azores, where he met with regional authorities and officially launched the Transatlantic Climate Alliance initiative. The founding president and executive director of the Alliance, Senator Pacheco highlighted the climate change crisis and stressed the urgent need for collaborative solutions. The […]

May 20th | Azores Day symbolizes self-rule and cultural identity – Horta, Faial

19 May 2024

On May 20th, the people of the Azores celebrate “Azores Day” or “Dia da Região Autónoma dos Açores” (Day of the Autonomous Region of the Azores). This public holiday, observed throughout the nine islands of the archipelago, commemorates self-rule, identity, and pride, symbolizing the affirmation of the Azorean people’s unique culture, way of life, unity, […]

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Posted in Awards, Azores, Community, Faial, Featured, Heritage, People, São Miguel

Opinion | Portugal standing by Ukraine – Len Port

17 May 2024

Peaceful Portugal remains a firm ally of Ukraine, which is now under increasing bombardments, with fears of eventual defeat by Russia Russia’s advances have intensified so much recently that there are worsening worries in the Western world about Ukraine’s prospects for survival as a sovereign nation. President Vladimir Putin has been visiting his “friend” Chairman […]

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Posted in Featured, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, World

Compassion Fatigue: The weird world of Humberto da Silva – Interview

14 May 2024

By Milicent Borges Accardi “Given the overriding dystopian themes, a dirty martini shaken up from cheap vodka and garnished with a fistful of pimentoed supermarket olives will probably do the trick.” Toronto-born, Portuguese-Canadian writer Humberto da Silva is famous for his creative literary posts in social media, pairing short reviews with cocktails (to compliment the […]

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Posted in Azores, Books, Community, Featured, Heritage, Interviews, People, Portugal, São Miguel, World

May 5th | World Portuguese Language Day – Portugal

05 May 2024

World Portuguese Language Day is celebrated on May 5th, in about 50 countries, every year. On this day, various cultural events and activities are organized worldwide to raise awareness of the importance of Portuguese as a global language and encourage people to learn the language. The events include lectures, literature readings, cultural shows, art exhibitions, […]

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Posted in Angola, Arts&Culture, Azores, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Community, Damão, Diu, East Timor, Featured, Goa, Guiné-Bissau, Heritage, Macau, Madeira, Mozambique, Organizations, Portugal, São Tomé and Prince, World

Terceira: Senator Marc Pacheco on a mission to save the planet – Azores

03 May 2024

Senator Marc Pacheco, Democrat of Massachusetts, visited Angra do Heroísmo on Terceira Island in the Azores, where he met with regional authorities and officially launched the Transatlantic Climate Alliance initiative. The founding president and executive director of the Alliance, Senator Pacheco highlighted the climate change crisis and stressed the urgent need for collaborative solutions. The […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Organizations, People, Portugal, São Miguel, Terceira, World

Feast & Faith | Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres returns – Azores

03 May 2024

The religious celebrations of the 2024 Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres, [The Holy Feast of Christ of the Miracles] will be held on the weekend of May 3-9, in Ponta Delgada city, in São Miguel, Azores. Established nearly 400 years ago, the tradition has been held since the 16th century following a severe seismic […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, People, Religion, São Miguel, World