PVDFest is also joining the Rhode Island Day of Portugal for their annual festival, with activities happening throughout Saturday and Sunday. Join thousands of participants in honoring the spire of fire Chama da Portugalidade, a cultural ceremony bridging tradition, values and instilling community pride. The Sunday night torch procession from Providence City Hall to the ALEX AND ANI City Center represents a deep yearning for the homeland, the pursuit of the American dream, and is a significant cultural event for many festival goers.