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The King Cake Portuguese Christma's tradition and curiosities

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Christmas greetings from the Portuguese Rooster Notebook Buy it from Zazzle, click for details The Portuguese Rooster sits at his table, meticulously crafting a Christmas card. The azure-tiled walls add a touch of charm to the room. To top it off, there's a King Cake gracing the table! While some may consider sending Christmas cards an outdated tradition, the Portuguese Rooster firmly believes that there's nothing quite like seeing a loved one's handwritten note. Follow the Portuguese Rooster's lead! The King Cake holds symbolic significance , representing the gifts bestowed upon Baby Jesus by the three Wise Men. The rich golden hue of the crust symbolizes gold, while the candied and dried fruits evoke the gift of myrrh. The cake's delightful aroma hints at the gift of incense. An intriguing legend revolves around the King Cake and the fava bean. It goes like this: Upon sighting the Star of Bethlehem, heralding the birth of Jesus, the Three Wise Men engaged in a di

Portuguese blue and yellow tiles décor and more for Christmas season

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Portuguese Tiles Photo frame for family Christmas Ceramic Ornament Buy it from Zazzle, Click for details Blue and yellow "azulejos" is a Portuguese-inspired tile pattern that fits not only home décor objects but also wearables like clothing and accessories. The essence of this design, known as "azulejo," traces its origins back to the Arabic phrase "small polished stone." Ceramic tiles belong to Portugal's rich history and cultural tapestry. They are a part of the nation's architectural heritage, adorning both the interiors and exteriors of old structures. In the modern era, tiles have transcended time and tradition, weaving their way into contemporary aesthetics. They infuse their charm into the atmosphere of restaurants, bars, and even transportation hubs like railway and subway stations. Their influence extends to the very heart of homes, where they contribute their artistic flair to interior decoration. Portuguese Tiles Photo frame for family

The Portuguese Rooster loves Coscorões!

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Visit  A Portuguese Love Store  for more gifts inspired by  Portuguese pop culture and traditions. Thank you! Desserts and sweets cannot be missing from a Portuguese table when it's Christmas. The list is long, but the Portuguese Rooster loves Bolo Rei, similar to brioche cake, not too sweet, covered with nuts and candied fruit, which are also mixed inside.) aletria , (Portuguese Sweet Pasta dessert, sugar, noodles, eggs, butter, cinnamon...), and coscorões (a fried pastry, sugar, eggs, brandy, flour, orange zest ). In addition to being a national symbol, it looks like he is also a good cook! The bolo-rei recipe was imported from another country, France, it’s the king of the Portuguese Christmas sweet table. It’s there before, during, and after Christmas and New Year, and certainly a must for Dia de Reis (Epiphany) on January 6. The table is turning out to be very pretty, don't you think? Let's take a close look at Coscorões ! Coscorões , also known as Angel Wings, are dee

THE ADVENT CALENDAR 2022 by TOONPOOL artists

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toonpool.com  has been a meeting place for cartoon art for 15 years now. It was on the evening of November 15, 2007, when T oonpool was born and went live with its first images on the Internet. Toonpool celebrates its 15th birthday! Congrats! Presented artists (Advent Calendar 2022): Jan Rieckhoff  https://www.toonpool.com/artis ts/Jan%20Rieckhoff_107930 Gerd Bauer  https://www.toonpool.com/artis ts/GB_100 Petre  https://www.toonpool.com/artis ts/PETRE_28518 Bülow  https://www.toonpool.com/artis ts/B%C3%BClow_23 Bernd Pohlenz  https://www.toonpool.com/artis ts/Pohlenz_55 Tomasz Woloszyn  https://www.toonpool.com/artis ts/to1mson_2599 Ernst Mattiello  https://www.toonpool.com/artis ts/Mattiello_1407 Mark Lynch  https://www.toonpool.com/artis ts/toons_589 Hilary Allison  https://www.toonpool.com/artis ts/HilaryAllison_193348 Frits Ahlefeldt  https://www.toonpool.com/artis ts/Frits%20Ahlefeldt_3447 Junior Lopes  https://www.toonpool.com/artis ts/juniorlopes_327 Dave Brasfield  https://www

A small guide to Christmas traditions in Portugal

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The Portuguese Rooster with a Christmas present Ceramic Ornament Buy it from Zazzle, click for details Hello Zazzlers and friends! Every year, I receive numerous inquiries from my foreign friends and readers, primarily on Facebook, about Christmas traditions in Portugal. Although countless texts discuss this topic, here's another one to provide insight into the way the Portuguese celebrate Christmas today. I will touch upon general trends as various possibilities exist. Christmas celebrations in Portugal vary from one family to another and from place to place. Some adhere to more traditional customs, while others celebrate with greater flexibility. As you may already be aware, Catholicism is the predominant religion in Portugal. The tradition of gift-giving is deeply ingrained, but Christmas is still considered a profoundly religious occasion, and many people celebrate it in accordance with Christian religious beliefs. It's a celebration of family, a time for loved ones to come

10 things to know about the Portuguese Rooster or Galo de Barcelos

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Portuguese Rooster holly Christmas Bauble Party Invitation Buy from Zazzle, click to buy It's the most famous rooster in the world! Known as the Barcelos Rooster, the Portuguese Rooster, or the Portuguese Rooster of Luck, this clay figurine holds a special place as Portugal's unofficial national symbol, symbolizing good luck, honesty, and faith. Perhaps you've encountered it before, but what's the story behind this iconic figure? In this post, I'll share some intriguing facts about the beloved Barcelos Rooster, introduce you to the town where it originated, and uncover the legend surrounding it. Additionally, you'll find a delightful selection of gifts adorned with designs inspired by the Portuguese Rooster, all crafted by me and produced in the USA by Zazzle. The Barcelos Rooster goes by various names, including The Portuguese Rooster, The Barcelos Rooster, and The Portuguese Rooster of Luck. This ceramic rooster traces its origins to the town of Barcelos, loca