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Fifteen governments celebrate Portugal Day with communities in more than 10 countries

Fifteen Portuguese rulers celebrate Portugal Day this Friday with Portuguese communities in more than a dozen countries on four continents, in a return to pre-pandemic molds.


"After two years strongly conditioned by the covid-19 pandemic, (...) the celebrations of the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities are gradually returning to pre-2020. closer together, Portuguese culture and language and Portugal, as inspiring forces and Portugal's projection in the world", announced the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.

The official celebrations are divided this year in the cities of Braga, London and Andorra. But the celebrations are celebrated all over the world, with the associative movement of the Portuguese community mobilizing and counting, "in numerous cases, with the support of Embassies and Consulates".

According to the statement, the diplomatic and consular network has "hundreds of activities planned, combining the face-to-face and the remote, some of which have the presence" of ministers and secretaries of State.

On the African continent, four government officials mark the date with the Portuguese community, three of them in Portuguese-speaking countries.

The Minister of the Environment and Climate Action, Duarte Cordeiro, will be in Angola, where the highlight of the celebrations takes place at the Portuguese School in Luanda, with the Portuguese community; the Minister of Culture Pedro Adão e Silva, will be in Cape Verde, where he participates in the reception at the Portuguese Embassy in Praia, followed by a concert at the Portuguese Cultural Centre; and the Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, João Paulo Correia, will be in São Tomé and Príncipe.

In South Africa will be the Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Ana Catarina Mendes, who will visit Pretoria and Johannesburg.

According to a note from Paulo Cafofo's office, Portuguese communities have been associated with Portugal Day since 1978, "a reflection of the recognition of its meaning, the appreciation of their connection to the country of origin and the contribution they can make as a Portuguese presence abroad". .

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