From Portugal.com: The Barcelos Rooster is considered to be the unofficial symbol of Portugal. You can find this emblem in many forms in every local shop and especially gift shops. This national symbol is mostly found in its typical ceramic from as well as embroidered on towels and aprons. Other souvenirs include key-chains, paperweights and other popular tourism gifts. The Barcelos Rooster is always vividly colored, and is said to be the embodiment of the famous Portuguese love of life.
Did you know that all the Roosters sprinkled around Provincetown this weekend for the annual Portuguese Festival are hand painted and all different? Check them all out in the gallery below!
All Portuguese Festival Activities (Parade, Blessing of the Fleet) can be found on the ptownie calendar: http://events.ptownie.com/