Newark again celebrated its annual weekend-long Portugal Day Festival with a parade Sunday, closing a few streets for most of the day.
Every year, the city celebrates Portugal Day, which is officially known as “Dia de Portugal, de Camoes e das Comunidades Portuguesas,” on June 9. Hundreds gather to celebrate Portuguese cuisine and culture.
This year’s festival in the Ironbound district included musical performances, Portuguese food and art. Sunday, the festival hosted a parade and several performances throughout the day.
“We look forward to seeing our residents and visitors enjoy this weekend’s Portuguese Feast and all that the City of Newark has to offer,” Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said.
“We simply request that everyone celebrate safely and responsibly.”