Happy 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese immigrants to Bermuda!

Happy 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese immigrants to Bermuda!

Happy Monday everyone!

FUELLED joins the entire island in celebrating the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese immigrants to Bermuda!

A bit of background on the topic: Noting that Bermudians of Portuguese heritage have made considerable contributions to the Island, Premier David Burt, speaking in the House of Assembly, described how “Those first immigrants arrived from Madeira aboard the vessel the Golden Rule on 4th November 1849. After a 21-day voyage, 35 men, 16 women and 7 children arrived to work principally as farm labourers…Although these first immigrants were from Madeira, Honourable Members will also be aware that subsequently, the majority of Portuguese immigrants would come primarily from the Azores.”

Today, about 25% of the population of Bermuda is of Portuguese descent.

We hope everyone is enjoying a safe, healthy and happy holiday today!

Due to the holiday, Monday’s Beyond Fitness Hot Nutrition Talks are cancelled, resuming Monday, November 18th, from 6:30 – 7:15 pm.

Smiles,

Agathe

 

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