The Government of Timor-Leste approved the creation of the National Day of Timorese culture.

October 14th was the chosen day to celebrate the cultural diversity of Timor-Leste because it’s the birthday of the Timorese poet Francisco Borja da Costa.

Francisco Borja da Costa, who participated in the struggle for independence, wrote the lyrics of the national anthem “Pátria”.

With this initiative, all the national artists and timorese culture promoters can now achieve another form of recognition.

This will definitely be a day that all the travelers should like to be present in Timor-Leste and participate in this kind of activities.