Day 10 June is the day of Portugal and is national holiday. So it could not be, I came to tell you the story behind this holiday.

That day is celebrated the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities in a ceremony that takes place already 41 years in the town of Portalegre.

Where the flag of Portugal is flown in a celebration in which the political community in Portugal is present.

It is, also, It is the day of the Portuguese language and national citizen.

The holiday is celebrated on the day of death of the poet Luis Vaz de Camões, author of The Lusíadas, who died in 1580.

To celebrate the Day of Portugal celebrations ranging from parades to military demonstrations.

The day 10 June was set as holiday, after the implementation of the Republic 5 October 1910.

During the Estado Novo dictatorship in 1933 until the Carnation Revolution 25 April 1974, the day 10 June was celebrated as the "Race Day: Portuguese race or the Portuguese ".

I've told the story of the Revolution of Carnations on here.

To change this sense of race and how Camões was a very important figure associated to the Discoveries, They took the date of his death to celebrate the colonial territories and the feeling of belonging to a nation wide spread around the world, with a race and language in common.

It is the first holiday that was dedicated to something related to culture and not something political.

According to the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, in 2020 the celebrations will be in Madeira and with a chance to be up in South Africa, hereafter.

“We can not forget that Portugal is passed, is Camões, is present, and future of the Portuguese communities and, and future, It is innovation.” Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

I admire as Portugal celebrates its culture and proud of it. As every moment is celebrated, mainly, this week in June celebrating the Day of Portugal and the day of St. Anthony.

I'll tell you about the holiday of Saints, on here.

Tell me what you think of that? It has the same opnion I? I'd love to talk to you about it!

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