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Photos & Video: Holy Spirit Festival On Sunday

Photos & Video: Holy Spirit Festival On Sunday

The second day of festivities of the 23rd annual Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit took place on Sunday [July 1] in St. George’s, with people from around the island coming to attend. The day got underway at 2.00pm with a procession from the Town Square to the St George’s Catholic Church Stella Maris for a mass before heading back to the Square... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Portuguese Holy Spirit Festival

Photos & Videos: Portuguese Holy Spirit Festival

[Updated with videos] The 23rd annual Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit got underway tonight [June 30] in St. George’s, with people from around the island coming to attend the festivities. Organisers previously said there would be performances by “Amelia Pontes, Jessica Frias, Michelle Tavares, The Travelers and Carlos Janeiro. Also performing... Read more of this article

Minister: Pleasure To Celebrate Azorean Culture

Minister: Pleasure To Celebrate Azorean Culture

This month’s Bermudian Heartbeats event was organized by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with Casa dos Acores da Bermuda, with Azores Day being celebrated at Victoria Park this past weekend.Minister of Social Development and Sports Michael Weeks spoke at the event, saying: “As the Minister responsible... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Bermudian Heartbeats Azores Day

Photos/Video: Bermudian Heartbeats Azores Day

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with Casa dos Acores da Bermuda celebrated “Azores Day” at Victoria Park today [June 24]. The 86-minute live video replay is below:The event celebrated Azorean culture and included live entertainment, arts and crafts displays, a Bermuda Library display, dancing and more. Food and... Read more of this article

Group Urges Progress On Immigration Reform

Group Urges Progress On Immigration Reform

[Updated] The “Supporting Fair Immigration Reform” group said they applaud Premier David Burt for recognizing the Portuguese community by announcing a public holiday to commemorate the anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese immigrants, however they “remain concerned about the current dilemma of immigration reform that many Portuguese... Read more of this article

Festival Of The Holy Spirit Set To Start June 30

Festival Of The Holy Spirit Set To Start June 30

The 23rd Annual Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit will be held on June 30th and Sunday July 1st, 2018 at the Square in St. George’s. The poster said, “Come and join us at the Square in St. George’s on Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st, 2018 for the 23rd Annual Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit. “With performances... Read more of this article

“Azores Day” On June 24th at Victoria Park

“Azores Day” On June 24th at Victoria Park

The Bermudian Heartbeats lecture series will continue with “Azores Day” set to be held on Sunday June 24th from 12pm to 6pm at Victoria Park. The event promo said, “Join us to celebrate an learn more about Azorean culture including live entertainment, arts and crafts displays, film, dance and more. Food will be available for purchase. “This... Read more of this article

Portugal Day Celebrated At Vasco da Gama

Portugal Day Celebrated At Vasco da Gama

Premier David Burt celebrated Portugal Day with other dignitaries and members of the Portuguese community at the Vasco da Gama Club on Reid Street in Hamilton this weekend. The Premier was welcomed by Club President Paul Franco [photographed shaking hands] and others for the celebration, who joined with Governor John Rankin; Minister of Social Development... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: St. Anthony’s Feast Procession

Photos & Video: St. Anthony’s Feast Procession

St. Anthony’s Church hosted a special feast day today [June 10] at their Middle Road location in Warwick which included a procession accompanied by the Somerset Brigade Band. The church held a special Mass to honour the patron saint St. Anthony before the procession which was followed by festivities in the church hall and patio with entertainment,... Read more of this article

Video: St. Anthony’s Feast Day Celebration

Video: St. Anthony’s Feast Day Celebration

[Updated] St. Anthony’s Church will be having a special feast day on Sunday [June 10] at their Middle Road location in Warwick which will include a procession and bazaar. The church bulletin said, “There will be a special Mass on Sunday, June 10th at 1:30pm to honour the patron saint St. Anthony. “There will be no 11:30am Mass on this... Read more of this article

Column: Let’s All Support Meaningful Inclusion

Column: Let’s All Support Meaningful Inclusion

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The announcement by Premier Burt to Parliament on Friday – 1/6/18 – that the Government intended to honour the contribution of local people of Portuguese Ancestry, next year, is an exemplary step. This measure resonates with the global initiative of the group called ‘The Elders’, which marks their 10th... Read more of this article

Column: Continue To Learn, Uplift & Celebrate

Column: Continue To Learn, Uplift & Celebrate

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Exactly 5 years ago I wrote a piece in the then Bermuda Sun to speak about our Portuguese-Bermudian community. Many in the Portuguese community reached out, resulting in long lasting friendships. “Often we get bogged down in the never ending Black vs White discussions and arguments. Yet we often forget... Read more of this article

Portugal Honorary Consul: ‘We Are Very Excited’

Portugal Honorary Consul: ‘We Are Very Excited’

Andrea Moniz DeSouza, the Honorary Consul of Portugal, was at the House of Assembly on Friday to witness the announcement of a new 2019 holiday in Bermuda, in honour of the Portuguese community. She was acknowledged by the Premier as being in the public gallery when he made the announcement that declared 4th November 2019 a public holiday to mark the... Read more of this article