Portuguese province in the province of Provincetown and the anniversary of the blessing of the fleet

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, people will once again dance the streets of Provincetown to celebrate the city’s historic fishing industry and Portuguese heritage.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Blessing of the Navy and the 25th anniversary of the Portuguese Festival, both of which unite for a four-day celebration.

The opening dinner on Thursday, June 23 at the Provincetown Inn is sold out, but over the next three days there are many other activities that include food, crafts, live music, fishing, dancing and more.

Portuguese dancers from the Rancho Folclorico de Nossa Senhora de Fatima perform in Piazza Lopez at the Portuguese Festival in the Province of Provincetown 2019 and the Blessing of the Navy.

“This is a really great weekend to return home,” said Maureen Hirst, a longtime member of the Portuguese festival team. “All of us who grew up in Provincetown when it was a large fishing community have very strong connections and very happy memories.”

Portuguese food, words and stories

There will be entertainment from morning to night on Ryder Street, which has been renamed Portuguese Square, and other places. For the full schedule: https://provincetownportuguesefestival.com/.

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