Mermaids` Makings

Galo de Barcelos- Rooster of Barcelos

I have always wondered why this beautiful colourful rooster is one of the symbols of Portugal.  Whilst looking for recipes for Around The World in 12 Dishes I thought to find it out.  There are a few stories but this one appears on tourist postcards:

At a banquet given by a rich landowner in Barcelos, a valuable piece of silver was stolen and one of guests was accused of the theft. He was tried by the court and was found guilty. In spite of the overwhelming evidence against him, he still protested his innocence. The magistrate granted the man a final chance to prove his case. Seeing a cock in a basket nearby he said, “If I am innocent, the cock will crow.” The cock crowed and the prisoner was allowed to go free.

We have got two fridge magnets one of which we bought ourselves when visiting Portugal a few years ago and one was sent to Lil Mermaid for her birthday from her auntie. So we decided to make our own version of  them and make a picture using cotton puds.

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rooster3Aren`t they just cute!

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2 comments on “Galo de Barcelos- Rooster of Barcelos

  1. Pingback: Around the World DIY Summer Camp Ideas {All Things Kids} | All Done Monkey

  2. Those are super cute! We didn’t get a craft done for Portugal, I’m trying to get one done for Croatia, but it hasn’t really happened.

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