Posted on June 10, 2021
HARTFORD – State Representative and Deputy House Republican Leader Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) announced that the Portuguese flag will be raised at the CT state Capitol on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in recognition of Day of Portugal.
Traditionally, Day of Portugal has been celebrated with a widely-attended event in the Hall of Flags with dancing, keynote speakers and special guest, and Portuguese cuisine. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s celebration was cancelled, and despite improving conditions, the state Capitol remains closed to the public so the co-hosts, Rep. Rebimbas and PALCUS President Fernando Rosa, were forced to cancel again this year.
“While I am deeply disappointed that our in-person celebration will not take place for the second year in a row, that should not detract from the significance of this occasion and what is means to Portuguese-Americans throughout Connecticut,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “The flag will fly above our state Capitol beginning tomorrow alongside our beloved American flag as a symptom of ongoing alliance, peace, and friendship between these two great nations. While we cannot gather this year to commemorate our share heritage and sacred traditions, we will still observe Day of Portugal at home with our families and friends as we look forward to resuming our grand celebration next June.”