Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa spoke to journalists after visiting an exhibition of the Armed Forces, in the Municipal Market of Portalegre, city where this year celebrations of the Day of Portugal, Camões and Portuguese Communities.
"For the year, the celebrations will be in Madeira – it's a commitment already made. It was not this year alone because of the elections to the Regional Legislative Assembly of Madeira [em setembro próximo]"Said the head of state.
According to the President of the Republic, in 2020, the commemorations of the Day of Portugal will begin in the Autonomous Region of Madeira "and then, probably, in a large Madeiran community".
On this issue regarding the point of the celebrations abroad, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa dismissed the hypothesis of Venezuela.
"I would probably say the South African communities, which have long been waiting for this opportunity. But this will be defined in due course, "said the head of state.