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Meet the 2017 Pavilion of Portugal.

Meet the 2017 Pavilion of Portugal.

Enjoy the elevated stage, the performances, and make sure to do some learning at their cultural display downstairs to learn about Portuguese regions.


Pavilion of Portugal

Venue:  Portuguese Cultural Centre (659 Young St)
Dates:  Sun. Aug. 13th to Sat. Aug. 19th

** For a complete, updated listing of pavilions I have visited so far, please click here.



Cultural Display

Downstairs, you will see the display set up with facts of different regions and what they’re famous for.  One example of a fact is from the region of Nazaré where the women wear seven layers of skirts.  This is to adjust to the temperature, which is really cold in the morning.  As the day warms up, they remove a layer at a time.  There is also a section of Portuguese school which even gives an example of a textbook for primary students.

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Bifanas (a flavorful pork on a bun) is a classic option here.  Go outside of the usual and try the octopus, among other seafood options.  They have a non-alcoholic soft drink called Sumol, which is a citrus type of flavour.


Meet the 2017 Pavilion of Portugal.Entertainment

The colourful skirts of the dancers made for a mesmerizing show.  There is an MC who explains the performances you’re about to see.  One of the sweetest things I’ve seen are the younger dancers or audience members watching the adult performances from the corner.  Adorable!


Above and Beyond

The volunteers here are very friendly and helpful.  They get you into the show, offer advice for your food selections, and are available for any questions you may have at their cultural display.

Congratulations again to the Pavilion of Portugal for a another successful year.

** For a complete, updated listing of pavilions I have visited so far, please click here.



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