Every year, the Portuguese communities observe the Portugal Day on June 10. In their native language, it is called Dia de Portugal. It commemorates the death anniversary of Luis de Camoes and it is their national holiday. In the history of Portugal Luis de Camoes is a significant figure.
Apart from the beautiful and rich culture, Portugal Day has a lot more significant history and tradition associated with the celebration of Dia de Portugal.
As we celebrate Portugal Day 2019 today, let’s know some great facts about the southern European country.
National Portugal Day is a day of colorful parades for everyone residing in Portugal as well as Portugal people across the world.
History and Significance of Portugal Day
Portugal Day is the national holiday and the day commemorates the death of Luis De Camoes, writer of Os Lusiadas the epic poem which is a tribute to Portugal’s history and achievements.
The poem is considered as one of the most import works in Portuguese literature. It is since 1641, people observe Portugal Day annually on June 10 to honor the life and works of Portugal’s literary hero.
Importantly, the celebration of Portugal Day was officially suspended during the Carnation Revolution in 1974. It was after the year the celebrations were resumed and even expanded to include the Comunidades Portuguesas, Portuguese emigrants and their descendants living in communities across the world.