The Portugal National Football Team is ranked #9 in the soccer world by FIFA as of October 2022. We have a couple of nicknames. "A Seleção das Quinas" (selection of the Quinas) is a reference to the Portugal coat of arms. "Os Navegadores" (The Navigator) is a reference to Prince Henry the Navigator, who directed world explorations in the early Portuguese Empire during the … [Read more...] about The Portugal National Football Team Reached the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Quarter-Finals
Portugal Restoration of Independence Day on December 1, celebrates a people's coup against Spanish rule that launched the Portuguese Restoration War. Portugal Restoration of Independence Day 2023 The next Portugal Restoration of Independence Day is Friday, December 1, 2023. Hapsburg Rule After Portuguese King D. Sebastião was killed during a North African battle … [Read more...] about Celebrate Portugal Restoration of Independence Day!
The Assumption of Mary is a Roman Catholic feast on August 15 that celebrates the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (commemorates her death). The ancient stories were written as poetry to inspire understanding, not to be taken literally. One of the interesting things about the veneration of the Virgin Mary is that it arose from the people, not from the church. The story is … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Assumption of Mary, the Divinity of Women, and Summer Holidays!
Luís Vaz de Camões was a Portuguese adventurer and the great poet in Portuguese. Luís de Camões wrote Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads) De Camões (c. 1524 - 1580) traveled all the way from Portugal to China and back. This was in the time when ships were not much bigger than speedboats are today. De Camões wrote Portugal's national epic poem Os Lusíadas in 1572. It's … [Read more...] about Remember Luís de Camões, Portugal’s National Poet
Our Lady of Fátima is a famous Marian apparition first witnessed by three children in Fátima, Portugal on May 13, 1917. It was recognized by the Roman Catholic church in 1930. On May 13, 2017, Pope Francis canonized two of the children. Our Lady of Fátima Asked for Peace and the End of War Fátima is a farming town in central Portugal. While herding sheep in a meadow … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fátima