Every Culture.com reviews the country of Portugal and how people in Portugal are. The Portuguese are extremely friendly people who take pride in their home. They are friendly people who welcome visitors to their paradise. People who are from Portugal do not mind if you don't know their language while visiting but they are very appreciative when you know basic saying such as "Thank you" (obrigado), "Hello" (bom dia), and "goodbye" (tchau).
Commiseo Global talks about how Portuguese are very attentive when it come to greeting other people. They expect that everyone is well mannered and proper when meeting someone new. A simple "hello" will not be tolerated when meeting someone from Portugal, they want they same respect as if they were family to you. A hug is always the best way to greet someone in Portugal.
Some of the major traditions that the Portuguese people celebrates revolves around religion. From the Journal of Legislatives from Madeira (a archipelago located in Portugal) displays the major holiday that Portuguese celebrate. One is all saints day (or Dia de Todos-os-Santos) which celebrates all of the saints that have been brought upon us, Immaculate Conception (Imaculada Conceição) which celebrates the Virgen Mary and conception of her without sin, St. Matthews Day (Dia de São Mateus) which celebrates this particular saint, and so much more.
Throughout my time in Little Portugal and taking the time to talk to Alfonso. I learned that every culture can be connected through some similarity. Being Hispanic my main source of being connected with my culture was religion. Growing up I was the same as Afonso, I couldn't leave the house without saying a prayer or before I went to bed. Even now Is still continue to do the things that my mom showed me. My experience with the Portuguese culture has been an amazing experience and will cherish this experience it was amazing being able to be in a different culture and environment for a couple of days.