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May 2014

The 9th Annual Azorean Whaleboat Regatta returns to Charles River, on Saturday, June 15. Hosted by the Boston Portuguese Festival and the Azorean Maritime Society, the regatta celebrates a common experience of New Englanders and Azoreans - the whaling industry in the 19th century. Read more →

Even though it remains relatively unknown outside Portugal the festival has been celebrated for six centuries. Its roots are to be found in an ancient pagan courtship ritual and up until today it remains a tradition to hit the ones you love with plastic hammers, leeks and cloves of garlic! Read more →