Culture

MPP Cristina Martins’ Tribute to Antonio Sousa

“I rise today to pay tribute to Antonio Sousa, a true Portuguese pioneer and role model to all Portuguese Canadians. As the MPP for the riding of Davenport, the riding with the largest population of Portuguese Canadians in Ontario and perhaps in Canada, and as a proud member of the Portuguese community, I was fortunate […]

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Agualva

Agualva é uma freguesia que fica localizada no concelho da Praia da Vitória na ilha Terceira, Açores. É a freguesia mais grande da ilha, cheio de matos e serrados, entre a freguesia das Quatro Ribeiras a Vila Nova até ao Pico Alto, que é o ponto mais alto da freguesia. A freguesia foi fundada no […]

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Crescendo Luso-Canadiana

Crescendo numa casa Portuguesa, filha de pais Açorianos, fui exposta a várias tradições Portuguesas. Por exemple, todos os anos nos vamos a Festa do Divino Espírito Santo em Toronto. Eu sou Irmã da Irmandade de Santa Helena. Comemos as sopas tradicionais e recebemos a pensão, que é uma oferta de carne, pão de trigo, massa sovada […]

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Festa de Sao Pedro (The Festival of Saint Pedro)

Every year, around the 29th of June, many Portuguese cities prepare for the festival of São Pedro. Although many parts of the country celebrate in similar ways, it is said that the cities of Sintra and Évora host the largest, most elaborate celebrations in Pedro’s name. São Pedro is an important saint to the Portuguese. Several coastal […]

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The History of Portugal Day in Toronto

Every year, during the week of June 10, the Portuguese-Canadian community in Toronto comes together to celebrate Portugal’s national day. Since the initial migration of Portuguese people to Toronto, the community has doubled in size, resulting in a larger celebration to commemorate their origins each year. In Toronto, celebrations in honour of Portugal Day began in […]

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The Legend of Inês de Castro and Dom Pedro

Much like the story of Romeo and Juliet, Inês de Castro and Dom Pedro were fated to die for their love, except that their love story wasn’t fictional. The story begins with an arranged marriage between Dom Pedro, the son of King Dom Afonso IV, and a woman of good social standing in the Portuguese […]

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Portuguese-Canadian Walk of Fame: For the community, by the community

The Portuguese Canadian Walk of Fame is a community organization whose mission is to honour Portuguese-Canadian individuals who have made an impact within both the Portuguese community and Canadian society as a whole, and who have also contributed to the advancement of Portuguese culture in Canada. It is located at Camões Square, at the corner of College St. and […]

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