Day of Portugal, Camões and Portuguese Communities!
The beloved Dia de Portugal (Day of Portugal) is a holiday celebrated every year on June 10th in every corner of the Portuguese-speaking world. Officially known as
Seven Facts about The Portuguese Festas of June
It’s with heavy hearts that we Portuguese are facing this festa (festival) season, or should I say this festa-less season this year. The time-honored tradition of the festa season is such an integral part of our Portuguese heritage that it’s disorienting to be going through the next few months without our festas. Participating in a festa is like visiting family. We know who we’ll see, what we’ll eat, where we’ll sit, what we’re likely to hear, and most importantly, what we come away within…
DIY Manjerico Plant
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!
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Five Prayers Taught at Fatima by Mary & the Angels
On May 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal with an urgent message for the whole world. Between May and October she would appear five more times, each on the 13th of the month. She identified he…
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