The Community of Portuguese Language Countries was created on July 17, 1996. It was founded by seven states – Brazil, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe. Portuguese is an official language in all these countries. Later Timor-Leste joined the Community in 2002 and Equatorial Guinea in 2014, thus the number of members rose to 9.
The Community plays a very important role in the development of the member countries. For instance, since its formation the CPLP helped to solve the problems and take economic and democratic reforms in Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe.
The member states of the CPLP declared May 5 as Lusophone Culture Day (Dia da Cultura Lusófona in Portuguese). Different cultural events are organized to observe the holiday.Remind me with Google Calendar
- Cultural Observances
- Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritius
- international day of the portuguese language and culture, community of portuguese language countries, lusophone culture day