Category: Holidays

How to Make a Traditional Puerto Rican Thanksgiving Day Dinner

  Even though Thanksgiving was not always a traditional holiday on the island, many Puerto Rican families calling the States home began celebrating it by adding a touch of Sabor Latino. A traditional Puerto Rican Thanksgiving menu will likely consist of Pavochon, Mofongo stuffing, Arroz con Gandules (rice with pigeon peas), Tostones, and Tembleque or dulce de leche. I serve a green bean casserole with my meal and for an appetizer I fry up some Platanos versus the Tostones. I season mine with garlic, black pepper and salt and serve them with Mojo Criollo. I’m usually cooking enough food...

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Christmas Celebrations

In Puerto Rico, as well as most of Latin America, Christmas traditions have their roots in Catholicism. Due to contact with other cultures,  some of these traditions have evolved and changed through time. Some customs have lost their religious meaning and become secular events where everybody, regardless of religious affiliation, participate. Here is the calendar of celebrations for the Christmas holidays in Puerto Rico. MISAS DE AGUINALDO (Nine consecutive nights before Christmas Eve) In the Catholic tradition these masses are celebrated with music and carols. They are celebrated at dawn (between 5:00 and 6:00am) during nine days before Christmas...

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En Ponce los Reyes Cantores Isabelinos

Plaza Del Caribe celebrará la llegada de los Reyes Magos el 5 de enero con una gran fiesta familiar. Para la ocasión, los miles de asistentes recibirán a los Reyes Cantores Isabelinos, quienes con cuatro, guitarra y güiro entonan villancicos y canciones de la época navideña, desde las 12:00 del mediodía. Este trío es excepcional ya que son los únicos Reyes Magos que utilizan la música como vehículo para transmitir su mensaje de amor, paz y comprensión a los puertorriqueños. Con instrumentos típicos resaltan la cultura puertorriqueña, mientras que con espectaculares vestimentas y barbas naturales resaltan la autenticidad de la figura de los Reyes Magos. Luego de Plaza Del Caribe, los Reyes Cantores Isabelinos se trasladarán a la Plaza Manuel Corchado y Juarbe en Isabela, para una Fiesta de Reyes que lleva 14 años de historia. Allí, entre espectáculos musicales, competencia de trovadores, feria de artesanías, Misa de Reyes, repartición de juguetes y hasta fuegos artificiales, compartirán con el público. Las actividades del Día de Reyes de Plaza Del Caribe son abiertas y libres de costo para todos los visitantes. Para más información sobre el calendario navideño, puede comunicarse con el Departamento de Mercadeo al...

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Puerto Rican Day Parade 2010

Celebrate the 53rd annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, June 13, 2010. The parade will start at 11 am at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street and proceed uptown along Fifth Avenue to 86th Street.Crowds in excess of two million are expected to line Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 13th for the 2010 Puerto Rican Day Parade.  Join New York’s proud Puerto Rican community for music, food, dance, and marching politicians and celebrities.  The first New York Puerto Rican Day Parade was held in Spanish Harlem in Manhattan in 1958....

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