Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast invites the public to a Portugal Day flag-raising ceremony at Palm Coast City Hall at 6 p.m. Friday, June 7.

The event is presented by the City and the Portuguese American Cultural Center. One of the event organizers, John Furao, will emcee, as Mayor Milissa Holland will welcome guests to the ceremony. Honorary Consul Dr. Caesar DePaço and Consular staff will also be in attendance. The ceremony will be held outside, at the flag pole, at City Hall, 160 Lake Ave.

During the event, the flags of the United States and Portugal will be raised in celebration of Portugal Day. Several presentations will be made, and there will be traditional Portuguese dancing and musical performances.

Portugal Day is Portugal's National Day, celebrated annually on June 10. In addition to being officially observed with ceremonies, concerts, pageants and parades in Portugal, Portuguese Americans and Portuguese citizens and emigrants throughout the world celebrate the holiday. The date commemorates the death of poet Luis de Camoes on June 10, 1580.