Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekend Recap

June 10 is a day that all Portuguese around the world celebrate: Portugal Day!! In Toronto, Portugal Day is a pretty big deal. The weekend closest to June 10th is when all the major stuff happens but there are other events in the week leading up to it. There's a stage set up in the park with performances going all weekend including pop singers and bands that come all the way from Portugal as well as traditional portuguese dance groups. I went down to the city for Friday and Saturday with some friends/coworkers to take part in the festivities. We had a ton of fun eating Portuguese food, watching the concerts and the parade and just generally taking in the culture.

Pasteis de nata (Portuguese Custard Tart)

Tosta mista (not my picture)
It's basically like grilled cheese with ham, but on a portuguese style bun instead of regular bread. And its way less greasy.

Some portuguese dancers in their traditional dresses. So cute!

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