Portugal National Day

Portugal National Day

June 10
Also known as Camões Memorial Day and Portugal Day, this national holiday observes the death anniversary of Luis Vas de Camões (1524-1580), Portugal's national poet. His epic work, The Lusiads (1572), was based on the voyage to India of Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama.
This national holiday is observed with patriotic speeches, games, and costumed citizens in the capital city of Lisbon.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of Portugal
2125 Kalorama Rd. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-328-8610; fax: 202-462-3726
www.visitportugal.com
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 98
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 82