Portugal

Thanksgiving in America and Harvest Festivals in other countries

America has Thanksgiving, but How Do Other Countries Celebrate the Harvest?

The Thanksgiving countdown continues: 1 day until it’s turkey time! Here at Gil Travel, we are excited to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Thanksgiving is all about enjoying the company of family and loved ones, while honoring the season of the harvest. Although Thanksgiving is mostly celebrated in America, other countries have harvest festivals as well. But …

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Jewish Sephardic History in Portugal

Touring Through Portugal’s Jewish Sephardic History Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) in Belem, Portugal Photo by Ruth Shenkman Did you know that sunny, quiet Portugal once incubated one of the great Jewish intellectual traditions? For ten centuries, the streets and ports of the cities and the vineyards and the hills of the countryside …

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Sites of Jewish Heritage in Portugal

Sites to Celebrate Jewish Heritage in Portugal Portugal is a site of intense historical drama and persecution. For those who want to understand the history of Jewish communities in Portugal’s municipalities, there are several cities to explore. Lisbon In addition to its recognition as a global city, Lisbon, the capital and biggest city of Portugal, is also …

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