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Bairro Portugues - Petersham Festival

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by Cassandra A (subscribe)
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Experience authentic portuguese culture in 'Little Portugal'
The annual Bairro PortuguÍs festival that celebrates Portuguese culture is taking place on Sunday 19 March 2023, 11am-4pm.

Celebrations will descend on Audley Street and Fisher Street in Petersham, the suburb also known as Little Portugal. Immerse yourself in entertainment, music, dancing, cultural activities and of course, delicious food and sangria.

Traditional folk dancing in Madeira, Portugal
Traditional folk dancing in Madeira, Portugal. Image courtesy of Paul Mannix, Flickr.

Petersham has a thriving Portuguese community that has made it a food lovers' destination. You only need to step into the boutique pastry shop Sweet Belem for a pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tart) or pick up the famous charcoal chicken at Frangos to see that the inner western suburb has embraced the passionate locals of the green and red.

 pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tart)
Pastel de nata. Image courtesy of Magda Ehlers: www.pexels.com
Having been one of the earliest Europeans to settle in Australia, the small country has made a presence through their shared love of soccer, coffee, coastal life and warm hospitality. There is also much to enjoy about Portuguese culture that is uniquely different - from traditional folk dancing to passionate Fado music and sweet port wine.

In March, join in the festivities to discover more of what makes Portuguese culture so enticing.

Program details to be announced shortly. For further details, visit: www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au


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Why? To celebrate the portuguese cultural history of Petersham
When: 11am - 4pm
Phone: 9392 5000
Where: Audley St and Fisher St, Petersham
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