“No matter how late you stay awake…”

Contextual Information

Time of Interview: April 24th, 1:10 p.m.

Location of Interview: Interior of VKC Library

Informant’s first encounter w/ Folklore: childhood, w/ grandparents

When Folklore is performed: In response to staying up late



“’No por much madrugar amanece mas temprano.’ This one I’d hear whenever I wanted to stay up late. It means, ‘No matter how late you stay awake at night, it will not make the next day come any sooner.’”


Whenever my informant spent the night at his grandparents, he would often request to stay up late. In response, his grandparents taught him this phrase. It’s an old saying for eager people who stay up late, advising them that the next day’s dawn will arrive soon enough.