2016 Dia De Portugal

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Date: June 12, 2016
Region: New Jersey
Location: Newark
Topic: 2016 Dia De Portugal

2016 Dia De Portugal

The sound of traditional Portuguese music and the mouthwatering smell of barbecue makes it easy to believe you've somehow made it to Lisbon or perhaps south to the small town of Albufeira on Portugal's Algarve coast. In fact, it's the annual transformation undergone by Newark, New Jersey, during the Portugal Day Festival. Portugal Day has been celebrated on June 10th in Portugal since 1933 when the government decided to honor the death of one of the country's great literary icons, Luís Vaz de Camões. The Portugal Day Festival in Newark, New Jersey was first organized by Bernardino Coutinho in 1980.