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Portuguese Canadian Heritage Month

For a list of Portuguese Canadian Heritage Month events, visit the Portuguese Canadian Heritage Month Google site.

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View our Virtual Portuguese Heritage Month Celebration! Feliz Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas!



WHEREAS in 2001 the Government of Canada enacted June 10th as Portugal Day and the month of June as Portuguese Heritage Month;

AND WHEREAS the Portuguese Canadian communities, which have contributed towards the growth and development of our country since the year 1500, continue to make many significant contributions to our society and to enrich it with its history, language, culture and work ethic;

AND WHEREAS the history of the Toronto Catholic District School Board is rich in Portuguese traditions and culture, as seen through student, parent and staff representation;

AND WHEREAS June 10th is the anniversary of the death of Luis de Camoes, Portuguese poet who wrote the Lusiads epic poems narrating the history of Portugal;

THEREFORE, we, on behalf of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, do hereby proclaim June as "Portuguese Canadian Heritage Month" in the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

- Director of Education | Chair of the Board

Portuguese Canadian Heritage Month 2022 Flyer - The top half of the poster is a colourful landscape design in lime yellow bordered with a deep green, inside this there is a colourful wheel of flags on the left hand side that resembles a flower with each petal having a country's flag on it, and on the bottom right side are two potted plants, on the top right side is an arc made of green red blue and yellow flags, and in the middle right is the quote A minha patria e a lingua portuguesa and the English translation My homeland is the Portuguese language, a quote by Fernando Pessoa. On the bottom half of the poster it says June is Portuguese Canadian Heritage Month in large all caps letters and below it is the TCDSB logo in board red colour. Below this is the quote The life of the body is the soul, the life of the soul is Christ by St. Anthony of Padua