Festa the Second

Many Portugese groups from all over the state were represented in the Festa parade, which I believe is one of the larger ones in Northern California thanks to our large and very active Portugese community. You probably can’t read their flag here, but these gentlemen were representing the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic […]


Legend has it that in the 14th century, Queen Isabal of Portugal greatly loved the poor, and tried to give charity when she could. The queen was also renowned as a peacemaker, and loved by her people. During a time of famine, the queen filled her skirts with loaves of bread and tried to sneak […]