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Yerington Portuguese FESTA ~ Sunday June 4, 2023

The Yerington Portuguese “Festa” will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2023.

This celebration is in honor of Queen Isabella of Portugal, who prayed for help for her people during a time of great hardship and famine. On Pentecost Sunday, ships came into the harbor filled with food. A celebration was held in thanksgiving.

Yerington began its Portuguese “Festa” in 1919.

The Queen for the 2023 Celebration is Natalia Godoy-Fuentes, daughter of Gabriela Fuentas and Jose Godoy. Natalia is currently a sophomore at Yerington High School. As a junior next year, Natalia will be taking college courses. Natalia has participated in the Portuguese Festa for 6 years. Her hobbies include reading, baking, drawing and soccer.

The one-day event will begin with Mass at 10:30 am followed by the traditional procession to the Catholic Center.

Sopas will be served at noon and the live auction will follow.

Yerington NV Portuguese Festa 2022

Linguica will be available for purchase and Raffle tickets will be sold at the Festa. The raffle prizes will include a handmade afghan by Marian Pinkerton and an original painting by Frank McGowan. All proceeds from the raffle go towards the Alvin Matheus Memorial Portuguese Scholarship Fund.

We also ask that you bring items for our auction as this is the main source of income for our Festa to continue.

Pre-orders for Linguica need to be in by May 22, 2023. Five pounds for $30. Contact Joel Muller to place your order.

Our final planning meeting is scheduled for May 22 at 6:30. Contact Joel Muller for the zoom link.

We invite you to join us in our tradition as we celebrate the Holy Spirit’s blessings.

God Bless,
Lori Pinkerton Nelson
Yerington NV Portuguese Festa 2022

The event is finished.


Jun 04 2023


10:30 am - 4:00 pm



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