Honoring Provincetown’s Portuguese roots

Honoring Provincetown’s Portuguese roots

O Jornal staff

Last weekend, Provincetown could have well been called Portuguesetown, as the rich cultural heritage of Portugal was on full display.
 Portuguese flags draped along Commercial Street and Barcelos roosters painted on the pavement welcomed thousands who visited … Read Full Story

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Day of Portugal Parade rolls out traditions into Somerville and Cambridge

Day of Portugal Parade rolls out traditions into Somerville and Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — The Day of Portugal parade — part of the celebrations of the Portuguese Boston Festival — brought out nearly 2,500 people to march through the streets of Somerville and Cambridge last Sunday, even though the decisive Euro2012 Group … Read Full Story

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When Karen daSilva found love, she dove into the Portuguese culture

When Karen daSilva found love, she dove into the Portuguese culture

NEW BEDFORD — A life shared by two can bring happiness and also conflict, but for Augusto and Karen daSilva they hug the diversity between them in a peculiar and different manner.
 Karen Ernst daSilva was born in the state … Read Full Story

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Portuguese culture ‘lights up’ downtown Providence

Portuguese culture ‘lights up’ downtown Providence

PROVIDENCE — The WaterFire is known to bring a Venetian feel to downtown Providence, but last Saturday night WaterPlace Park looked more like Ria de Aveiro, as the lighting ceremony had a Portuguese themed affair.
 The area was decorated with … Read Full Story

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Portuguese culture, pride on display in Provincetown

Portuguese culture, pride on display in Provincetown

Provincetown — Whether you are nine or 90, there is something for everyone at the Provincetown Portuguese Festival.
 Filling Portuguese Square and the center of town with the smell of sardines, the taste of Portuguese wine, the shades of red, … Read Full Story

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R.I. State House turns Portuguese for a few hours

R.I. State House turns Portuguese for a few hours

Providence — This past weekend, the city of Providence celebrated the Day of Portugal’s 35th consecutive celebration, starting with a reception on Friday, celebrating the many marks left by the Portuguese in the State of Rhode Island.

  Over 100 people … Read Full Story

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Hundreds compete in New Bedford Day of Portugal 5 Km Road Race

Hundreds compete in New Bedford Day of Portugal 5 Km Road Race

NEW BEDFORD — Running with proper attire, shirtless, barefoot or pushing strollers, more than 350 individuals made their way through the finishing line at the New Bedford Day of Portugal 5k Road Race last Sunday morning.
 Danilo Cordiero, 31, of … Read Full Story

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Portugal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Paulo Portas, guest of honor at the Portuguese Heritage Day

Portugal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Paulo Portas, guest of honor at the Portuguese Heritage Day

“I’m proud to see so many successful Luso-Americans” – Paulo Portas

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Pawtucket kicks off Day of Portugal weekend in R.I.

Pawtucket kicks off Day of Portugal weekend in R.I.

The awards ceremony, part of an annual recognition by the Portuguese American Citizens Committee of Rhode Island, kicked off Rhode Island’s weekend of Day of Portugal events, which include Waterfires, a parade and a ceremony at the State House.

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‘Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Staff’ wins Azorean Whaleboat Regatta

‘Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Staff’ wins Azorean Whaleboat Regatta

Boston –  Hundreds gathered to enjoy the Azorean Whaleboat Regatta on Boston’s Charles River, which was part of the Boston Portuguese Festival, the Day of Portugal celebrations This past Sunday.
 Hosting a total of 11 teams from all over the region, … Read Full Story

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Portas to be part of Heritage Day in Boston

Portas to be part of Heritage Day in Boston

           Throughout the years, the Heritage Day of Portugal at the State House in Massachusetts has taken on a very special meaning to the Portuguese and their descendents.

Every year, this event, organized by the Boston Portuguese Festival, dedicates itself … Read Full Story

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Exhibit at Whaling Museum celebrates Day of Portugal

Exhibit at Whaling Museum celebrates Day of Portugal

The Whaling Museum is joining in on the fun!
As part of the Day of Portugal celebrations, the museum is featuring the exhibition of works by Karen E. da Silva, “Palavras e Pinturas: Histórias de Portugal,” Words and Paintings: Histories of Portugal.

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António Costa chosen as Grand Marshall of the Day of Portugal Parade in Rhode Island

António Costa chosen as Grand Marshall of the Day of Portugal Parade in Rhode Island

CUMBERLAND — António “Tony” Costa enjoys giving a helping hand to those in need, and he is a booster of all things Portuguese.
 He not only has been involved in numerous Portuguese organizations and community projects in Rhode Island, but … Read Full Story

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5 individuals to be recognized in Pawtucket

5 individuals to be recognized in Pawtucket

Five individuals who have made a difference in life within the Portuguese community will be recognized by the Portuguese American Citizens Committee of Rhode Island (PACCRI) during the celebration of the Day of Portugal in Pawtucket on June 7.

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Rhode Island to light up Day of Portugal celebration

Rhode Island to light up Day of Portugal celebration

To mark the special occasion, the committee Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in Rhode Island will not light up candles on a cake, but rather light up downtown Providence.

The committee has partnered up with the WaterFire on Saturday, June 9, for a special lighting ceremony that will celebrate the Portuguese community as a part of Rhode Island’s rich history.

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Azorean Regatta on the Charles

Azorean Regatta on the Charles

Batten down the hatches!

The 7th Annual Azorean WhaleBoat Regatta is coming to Bean Town once again, on Sunday, June 3.

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Boston’s streets to taste the flavor of Portugal

Boston’s streets to taste the flavor of Portugal

Year after year, the Day of Portugal Parade attracts a growing number of participants and spectators, from Massachusetts and New England, in search of Portuguese traditions and heritage.

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Taunton Celebration empowered by the next generation

Taunton Celebration empowered by the next generation

In the Silver City, the baton has been successfully passed to the next generation, and organizers of the Day of Portugal celebration want youth to grasp their Portuguese heritage and run with it.

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