Videos: Portugal Day Singers & Dancers

June 11, 2011

Victoria Park was alive today [June 11] with Portuguese culture as the Ministry of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Vasco Da Gama Club hosted a full afternoon of activities in honour of Portugal Day.

A national holiday in Portugal, the day is also celebrated by Portuguese emigrants and descendants throughout the world. The date, officially June 10, commemorates the death of national literary icon Luís Vaz de Camões in 1580.

Hundreds of people mingled at Victoria Park, where there were booths with historical and cultural talks, Portuguese language lessons, Portuguese food for sale, demonstrations of how to make malasadas. The afternoon including plenty of entertainment including Portuguese Folk dancing, traditional music and more.


The youngest dancer:


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  1. Bermudian says:

    Proud to be Portuguese!!!!

  2. d reader says:

    proud to know and have portuguese friends

  3. Spectator says:

    As a Portuguese resident of Bermuda, I am proud that there are still those who celebrate these events and uphold the rich Portuguese tradition. Our story is deeply ingrained in the history of Bermuda and it’s a pleasure to still be part of the Bermudian community today.

    • Cinderella says:

      Its too bad they would not teach Portuguese in our schools, especially since it has been our second language for years. All of us should be able to speak 3 languages here.

      • Spectator says:

        It’s difficult to introduce a foreign language program into the schools, we have enough difficulty teaching English!

        And Portuguese may not be the most appropriate language. I prefer students choosing the language they want to learn and be allocated class time for personalized language learning a.k.a Rosetta Stone but a more affordable/still effective price.

        It is however impressive when students in countries like Denmark and Switzerland know multiple languages.

  4. Liars says:

    dont worry, soon Bermudians will be kicking up cause you guys didnt ask for permission from the governent for these entertainers.

    • Spectator says:

      YAWN! Pointless comment, just enjoy the coverage without being so negative.

    • Rich says:

      The event was organised by the Government.