Luiz Vaz de Camoes wrote the Os Lusíadas, Portugal's national epic poem that celebrates Portuguese History and its achievements.
He died on June the 10th of 1580. That's why we celebrate our National Day on this day, June the 10th.
Portuguese immigrants throughout the world celebrate this holiday too.
I think the best way to celebrate it in Presepio is trough a special award to some amazing blogs about our History and Culture.
I called this award "Amigo de Portugal" that means "Portugal Friend".
|From Selos Presepio|
And this award goes to... ;-)
Familia Real Portuguesa (author: Maria de Menezes)
A blog about the Portuguese Royal Family (the Dukes of Braganca) where we can learn about the role that this Family had and have in our History. If you want to know more about Portuguese History, it is a good place to visit.
Ruas de Lisboa com alguma Historia (author: Agostinho Paiva Sobreira)
A blog where we can learn about the History of the streets of Lisbon (Lisboa) and see old and new photos. The right site to visit if you want to know more about our capital...
Memorias de Sacavem (author: Isabel Tiago)
A very special blog about Sacavem ceramics. Sacavem is nearby Lisbon and its ceramics factory was very well known.
Strawberries com Natas (author: Luisa Moreira)
A great blog about portuguese gastronomy with a very ecological message. ;-) Muito bom! ;-)
FELIZ DIA DE PORTUGAL!!!