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Both fun and beautiful, the manjerico tradition happens during the annual Festa de São João ( festival of St. John) in Porto, Portugal. The manjerico tradition stems from pagan origins in which it was used as a symbol of giving thanks for bounty and fertility. But during Festa de São João, the little potted plants of sprouted basil , along a paper-mache flower and a love note, are offered as a sweet symbol of love. Download below files and enjoy making your own manjerico craft!