WATCH: Parade closes out Newark's annual Portugal Day Festival

By On June 11, 2018

WATCH: Parade closes out Newark's annual Portugal Day Festival

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 -- officially known as "Dia de Portugal, de Camoes e das Comunidades Portuguesas" -- on June 10, as crowds gather over the weekend 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."

2018 Newark Portugal Day Parade (PHOTOS) 29

Gallery: 2018 Newark Portugal Day Parade (PHOTOS)

Paige Gross may be reached at pgross@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @By_paigegross. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

Source: Google News Portugal | Netizen 24 Portugal

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