Dia de Portugal 2007
Sunday June 10th marked the 30th Anniversary of the Day of Portugal Parade and festival in Providence, RI. Scott MacKay, of The Providence Journal, writes: “Rhode Island has been a destination for Portuguese immigrants since the 17th century. While Portuguese Rhode Islanders are proud of their contributions to the state and of assimilation as Americans, the links to the old country are still strong for many of the roughly 100,000 state citizens who listed Portuguese as their ethnicity in the 2000 U.S. Census.” (Read the entire article here).
The parade started just as we stepped out of the booth for lunch, and wound around two blocks before participants congregated in an ice skating rink attached to Burnside Park.
Here, an unidentified civilian looks on.
After dancing through the streets, members of an elite dance troupe take a break and watch as the festival unfolds.