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PAPS at the Day of Portugal Parade - Boston Portuguese Festival
on Thursday, 18/07/2013 —

June 23rd was the closing day of the Boston Portuguese Festival. 2 months of events culminated in a big and colorful parade through the streets of Somerville and Cambridge - all Portuguese-American associations of Massachusetts were present, and PAPS was not exception! For the first time, PAPS was represented at the parade. The streets were full of people cheering, wearing the Portuguese Flag colors. The parade ended at Saint Anthony's Church, with a goodbye speech from the Consul Paulo Cunha Alves and with the Banda Filarmónica de Santo António playing the Portuguese and the American National anthems. And to end the day the best way possible, a big block party happened at the churchyard, with shows from the Folk dance groups of Massachusetts and a concert by Portuguese-American artist Nélia, with the traditional "bailarico" following. There was also Portuguese food and Cape Verdian beer brewed by a Dorchester brewery. It was a fun day and we can't wait for the 2014 Boston Portuguese Festival!