Celebrate Portugal Day 2019 (Dia de Portugal), Portugal’s national day

Portugal Day on June 10 is Portugal’s National Day.

It commemorates the death of the great Portuguese poet Luís de Camões, the author of Portugal’s epic national poem Os Lusíadas.

We commemorate his death because nobody knows for sure when he was born. 1580 also marked the end of Portugal as an independent nation until self rule was won back from Spain in 1640. So the year of De Camões’ death was a historic moment in the history of Portugal.

The Ironbound District in Newark, New Jersey is the heart of greater New York City’s Portuguese community.

Portugal Day Newark is New York’s big Portugal Day celebration. It is a weekend festival of Portuguese Culture on Ferry Street in the Ironbound, Friday – Sunday, June 8 – 10, 2018.

The Portugal Day Parade is on Sunday, June 10 at 3 pm.

Portugal Day 2019

The 2019 Portugal Day Parade and Festival is Friday – Sunday June 7 – 9, 2019. The Parade is Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Portugal Day 2018

Portugal Day in Newark, New Jersey is a weekend festival on Friday – Sunday, June 8 – 10, 2018. The festival is on Ferry Street in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood.

Portugal Day Festival

Here is the festival lineup:

Friday, June 8

7 pm: SCP Bombos
7:30 pm: Kit Carlos
8:15 pm: Ana Dominguez
9 pm: Portuguese Kids
10:30 pm: Origens Band

Saturday, June 9

1 pm: DJ
4 pm: Kit Carlos
6 pm: Ze Rascunho
7:30 pm: Trouble Man
9 pm: 4 Mens
10:30 pm: Joana

Sunday, June 10

1 pm: DJ
5 pm: Kit Carlos
6:15 pm: 4 Mens
7:30 pm: Joana
8:45 pm: Origens Band

Portugal Day Parade

The Portugal Day Parade is on Sunday, June 10 at 3 pm.

Visiting Portugal Day Newark

The Festival is at Peter Francisco Park. It’s just across Market St from Newark Penn Station.

You can get there quickly and easily from Manhattan by taking the train from New York Penn Station. The ride takes about 15 minutes.

For more information, visit portugaldaynewark.org

Portugal Day 2017

Portugal Day. Courtesy of the Greater Newark Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Portugal Day. Courtesy of the Greater Newark Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Newark, NJ

The big celebration in Metro New York is Portugal Day in Newark, New Jersey’s Ironbound community.

It’s a long weekend street party.
Friday June 9, 3 – 10 pm
Saturday, June 10, 1 pm – midnight
Sunday, June 11, Parade 2 pm, Party until 10 pm

You can get there in 30-40 minutes from Penn Station New York by taking the NJT New Jersey Coast Line to Newark Penn and then a local bus.

New York Portugal Day Parade

New York’s main celebration is a parade and street festival at Wilson Park in Mineola, Long Island. Mineola has a large Portuguese community.

Wilson Park
211 Westbury Ave
Mineola, NY 11501

The party is Sunday, June 11 from 11am-1pm.

You can get to Mineola from Penn Station on the Long Island Railroad Ronkonkoma line.



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