Portuguese Feast – New Bedford, Massachusetts – Day 1

Jim says:

Another hot and humid day, however by time we left for the Portuguese Feast at 5:00 PM the heat and humidity had diminished somewhat. A nice breeze made for an enjoyable evening weather-wise.

The Portuguese Feast here in New Bedford is also known as the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament and is touted as the being largest Portuguese Feast in the world! This one is the 96th annual.

Being oldies we arrived early and picked out a good spot for our chairs. I suspected food and drink played a major role here. Liquid refreshments and food became our first priority. I had a linguica sandwich and two beers. Mary and Donna managed to sample every food offering to be had. Mary subscribes to the philosophy…bite off more than you can chew, then do it. She sure did a bunch of chewing last night!

As the evening wore on more and more people arrived…the music and dancing began. The Portuguese music and dancing was most enjoyable. We arrived home at 10:00 PM. Gotta get rested up for Day #2 starting this afternoon!

Here’s six photos that I took…

My cousin Bob’s wife Donna getting psyched up for the evening…


Bob and Donna relaxing and enjoying…


Mary biting off more than she can chew…


The Portuguese dancers…


Lots of kids in attendance…


Mary and Donna trying a game of chance…


To see the other 19 photos I took, click this link…

Here’s the official website link for the Portuguese feast…

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