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On the auspicious date of June 10 (the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities), Peter gave his second talk to the Anglo-Portuguese Society (APS) and there was a full house at the...

Legacy of an agricultural era

Transforming the landscape of Southern Iberia, the waterwheel was the single most important item of technology to be introduced in the 8th century, shortly after Arab forces invaded from Morocco...

June 13 is Lisbon’s bank holiday dedicated to Santo António (Saint Anthony) but it is not another typical day off work! Lisbon’s celebrations, which also commemorate Saint João and Saint Pedro,...

One of the first actions of the new republic on October 12 1910 was to abolish all 14 of the religious holidays previously enjoyed in Portugal, and to create five national bank holidays: January 1...

One story of chocolate, another of Portugal

Last month, I wrote about my trip to the UK and the start of my exploration of sugar, chocolate and the links to Portugal. It all started with reading Beatrice, a book about the Quaker, Beatrice...

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