Union Celebrates Portuguese Heritage and Announces Annual Festivities

Union Township Council hosted a vibrant celebration of Portuguese culture, commemorating Portugal Day and embracing the contributions of the Portuguese American community to the township’s diversity. The event, which included the presence of dignitaries and community members, highlighted both historical achievements and modern-day influences of Portuguese Americans.

During the meeting, the Council acknowledged June 10th as Portugal Flag Day, underscoring the importance of Luis de Camões, a revered Portuguese poet, and the Age of Discoveries. A representative from the Portuguese American Civic Association expressed gratitude for the Council’s support and extended an invitation to the community for the upcoming Portugal Day festivities scheduled for June 28th and 29th, promising food, music, and entertainment.

A Senator addressed the audience, reflecting on the values of courage, curiosity, and community that define the Portuguese heritage. Sharing a personal anecdote about the excitement and pride he observed among passengers waiting for a flight to Portugal, the Senator highlighted the strong connection between the local community and their cultural roots.

The Mayor presented a proclamation declaring June 10th as Portugal Flag Day in Union, acknowledging the historical significance of the Portuguese flag colors and the contributions of the Portuguese American community to the township. The event concluded with the singing of the Portuguese national anthem and a flag-raising ceremony.

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Manuel Figueiredo
City Council Officials:
Joseph Florio, James Bowser, Patricia Guerra-Frazier, Sandra Terrell

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