Galo da Madrugada

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The Galo da Madrugada (in Portuguese: Rooster/Cock of Early Hours) is a carnival parade that happens every carnival Saturday, to the left of the São José district in downtown Recife, the state capital of Pernambuco, Brazil.

It is named in the The Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest carnival parade in the world, considering the number of participants. In 2013 that number was more than 2,500,000 people.[1] The Galo was conceived in 1978, at Padre Floriano Street, nº43, São José district by Enéias Freire.

The main rhythm is the frevo, but several other rhythms are also played.

Hino do Galo - Hymn of Galo[edit]

Ei pessoal, vem moçada
Carnaval começa no Galo da Madrugada
Ei pessoal, vem moçada
Carnaval começa no Galo da Madrugada

A manhã já vem surgindo
O sol clareia a cidade com seus raios de cristal
E o Galo da Madrugada
Já está na rua, saudando o Carnaval

Ei pessoal...

As donzelas estão dormindo
As flores recebendo o orvalho matinal
E o Galo da Madrugada
Já está na rua, saudando o Carnaval

Ei pessoal...

O Galo também é de briga
As esporas afiadas, e a crista é coral
E o Galo da Madrugada

References[edit]

  • The Guinness Book of World Records.