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June 25th: 37th Annual Heritage Day of Portugal celebrated virtually – Boston, MA June 10th: President Biden congratulates the Portuguese people 117th Congress: June designated ‘Portuguese National Heritage Month’ – Washington, DC Travel: Dark side of May 20-24: Azorean Diaspora Council elects representatives
 

June 25th: 37th Annual Heritage Day of Portugal celebrated virtually – Boston, MA

Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, will be the keynote speaker at the 37th Annual Heritage Day of Portugal to be celebrated on June 25th, sponsored by the Massachusetts Portuguese American Legislative Caucus (PALC). According to the announcement by Senator Marc R. Pacheco (D-Taunton) and State Representative Antonio F. D. Cabral (D-New Bedford), co-chairmen of the Massachusetts […]

June 10th: President Biden congratulates the Portuguese people – Portugal

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, joined the celebrations of the Day of Portugal, June 1oth, by congratulating the Portuguese people in a letter addressed to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal. In the letter, President Biden wrote, “On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate you and the people […]

117th Congress: June designated ‘Portuguese National Heritage Month’ – Washington, DC

Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA) introduced a resolution to the 117th Congress (2021-2022), supporting the designation of June as “Portuguese National Heritage Month”. The H.Res 459 resolution, co-sponsored by Congressman David Valadao (R-CA), celebrates the historic, cultural, and significant contributions Portuguese Americans have made to the United States, “I’m honored to introduce this legislation that recognizes […]

Travel: Dark side of ‘green list’ pandemonium – By Len Port

Many British visitors to Portugal are counting the cost of having to rush home early amid the chaos created by the British Government’s sudden U-turn on its ‘green list’ travel arrangement. Among them is Tonia Christensen, who came to the Algarve, not to enjoy a getaway sunshine holiday, but to visit at long last her […]

May 20-24: Azorean Diaspora Council elects representatives – USA

Azoreans living abroad will elect, May 20-24, the newly established Azorean Diaspora Council  (CDA) [Conselho da Diáspora Açoriana], an advisory body intended to strengthen the political and cultural ties between the Azorean communities around the world and the Autonomous Region of the Azores. The new created advisory body will “create conditions” for Azoreans residing abroad […]

Book: ‘An Apprenticeship’ by Clarice Lispector – Editor’s Note

13 May 2021

A love story by the great Clarice Lispector that asks: Just how might two people be joined? What to make of a writer who follows the metaphysical heights of her great Passion According to GH with a book that looks suspiciously like a romance novel? In An Apprenticeship or The Book of Pleasures, Clarice Lispector […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Brazil, Featured, People, World

Travel: Portuguese passport ranks sixth in the world – Portugal

13 May 2021

The Portuguese passport was ranked the sixth most “powerful” in the world among 188 countries, according to the Henley Passport Index. Japan leads the ranking, with the passport that opens most doors to other countries, offering visa-free travel to 193 countries. According to the Index, the Singaporean, South Korean and German passports take second and […]

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Posted in Featured, Heritage, Portugal, Travel

Travel: Green light for English tourists – Portugal

12 May 2021

By Len Port The Azores and Madeira along with mainland Portugal have been officially given the green light by the British government for holiday visits when the UK lifts ifs overseas travel ban on May 17.  Only 12 countries worldwide, most of them distant, have been included in the least restrictive category on the UK’s […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Madeira, Portugal, Travel, World

Travel: SATA to increase flight capacity for the summer – Azores

06 May 2021

Anticipating the Azores will become again “an attractive destination” this summer, SATA Azores Airlines has indicated it may increase its flight capacity to a total of 53 thousand seats in the months of July and August. Accordingly, SATA plans to offer more seats to international destinations, including more flight availability from the Azores to Boston […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, Portugal, Terceira, Travel, World

Essay: Holy Ghost Feasts in the California Diaspora – By Reinaldo Silva

05 May 2021

This essay aims at analyzing the traditions associated with the observance of the Holy Ghost celebrations in the California diasporic communities and the way in which these festivities have been an impulse for some of the literary writings produced by three American writers whose ancestors hailed from the island of Terceira, namely the following ones: […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Books, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, Religion, World

May 5th: ‘World Portuguese Language Day’ celebrated in 50 countries – Portugal

05 May 2021

The World Portuguese Language Day is being celebrated in 50 countries with more than 159 cultural activities worldwide. Portuguese is one of the few languages in the world with the status of a “global language” since it has more than 10 million speakers among the more than 7,000 living languages. This year, the Portuguese city […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, Portugal, World

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