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Portugal Day
, officially Dia de Camões, de Portugal e das Comunidades Portuguesas ("Day of Camões, Portugal, and the Portuguese Communities"), marks the date of Luís de Camões' death in June 10, 1580 and is Portugal's National Day. Camões wrote the Lusiads, Portugal's national epic celebrating Portuguese history and achievements. Although it is only officially celebrated in Portugal, Portuguese descendents throughout the world celebrate the holiday whether they live in Brazil, India, the US, Canada, another European country, or Macau.

The poem is mainly about the 16th century Portuguese explorations, which brought fame and fortune to Portugal. Camões' poem, considered one of the finest and most important works in Portuguese literature, became a symbol for the greatness of the Portuguese nation.















Taunton Day of Portugal, Inc., is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 for the purpose of organizing the festivities surrounding the celebration of the Day of Portugal, Luis Camoes and the Communities.

The events organized by Taunton Day of Portugal, Inc., have as their purpose the objective of celebrating the Portuguese culture & heritage as well as honoring the many contributions that the Portuguese-Americans in the greater Taunton area and beyond have made through the years. In addition, as part of its mission Taunton Day of Portugal, Inc., supports financial assistance initiatives for Luso-American students in the Greater Taunton area.






































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