The Portuguese Galo de Barcelos

The Portuguese Galo de Barcelos

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Heather Blaha
Apr 25, 2008

This national symbol of Portugal - the rooster (galo), symbolizes honesty, integrity, trust and honor. We received a tiny ceramic rooster from a Portuguese roommate several years ago, and have held on to it through our many moves (it always winds up in the kitchen). Anyone else cherish one of these at home? Anyone been to Barcelos, the famed town known for its pottery?

Read folklore of the Rooster of Portugal here. Image via De Cara Ao Vento.

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