With the skies clearing just in time, the annual Portugal Day festival is back in Newark this weekend, with the city’s Ironbound section displaying the colors of the Portuguese flag in red, yellow and green, along with the music and dance of the maritime nation. , the dishes are colored.
Over three days, starting on Friday and continuing until Sunday evening, the festival was a celebration of Portuguese culture, drawing thousands of visitors to Ferry Street and its surrounding side streets.
However, the festival was canceled in 2020 and 2021 and was limited in scope last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Ironbound becoming a hotspot for viral transmission.
Festival fans therefore welcomed the announcement in March that the Portugal Day Committee would resume in earnest this year. Mayor Russ J. Baraka is this year’s Grand Marshal. Check the festival’s Facebook page for more details and updates.
As well as the welcome to the outdoor festival, some forecasted that the smoke from the Canadian wildfires, which caused New Jersey’s worst air pollution in decades, would be nearly clear by Saturday.
The festival was founded in 1979 by the Bernardino Coutinho Foundation. It is named after the Bernardino Coutinho Foundation, founder, businessman and civic leader who immigrated to New Jersey from Portugal, a country of over 10 million people on the Atlantic Ocean that shares the Iberian Peninsula with Spain. was given. Southwest corner of Europe.
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