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Portuguese Tradition of Saint Martin’s in Pittsburgh

Portuguese Tradition of Saint Martin’s Magusto in Pittsburgh
On November 11th, 2009, the Ph.D. and professional master students enrolled in the Carnegie Mellon|Portugal Program will celebrate the Portuguese tradition of Saint Martin’s Magusto in Pittsburgh. Organized by ICTI-Information and Communication Technologies Institute and CMUPA-CMU Portuguese Students Association, this event will be held in the Newell Simon Plaza at Carnegie Mellon University, just outside the Robotics Lounge, between 5 to 7 pm.

In Portugal, this is the traditional day to light a fire and roast chestnuts in every Portuguese house. It was also traditional to try out the new wine produced in the fall or drink aguapé (a light type of wine) or jeropiga (a sweet spirit).

This iniciative will reproduce all of this in Pittsburgh, particularly the weather and the wine!