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Every year, each town cel­e­brates patron saint fes­ti­vals (fies­tas patronales) in hon­or of the area’s patron saint. The fes­tiv­i­ties include reli­gious pro­ces­sions since they were orig­i­nat­ed as a Catholic tra­di­tion. How­ev­er, they have adopt­ed oth­er ele­ments of African and local ori­gin. They also include games, region­al food, music and dance.

Fol­low­ing is a list, ordered by date, of the fes­ti­vals that are cel­e­brat­ed in each town. The fes­tiv­i­ties last ten days, includ­ing the date list­ed, and activ­i­ties are held evenings on week­days and all day on week­ends.

TownPatron SaintDate
CorozalLa Sagra­da Famil­ia Jan­u­ary 9
Añas­coSan Anto­nio AbadJan­u­ary 17
San Sebas­t­ianSan Sebas­t­ian (of course)Jan­u­ary 20
LajasLa Vir­gen de la Can­de­lar­iaFeb­ru­ary 2
Man­atíLa Vir­gen de la Can­de­lar­iaFeb­ru­ary 2
MayaguezLa Vir­gen de la Can­de­lar­iaFeb­ru­ary 2
CoamoLa Vir­gen de la Can­de­lar­iaFeb­ru­ary 2
CoamoSan BlasFeb­ru­ary 3
Loiza AldeaSan Patri­cioMarch 17
CialesSan JoséMarch 19
GuraboSan JoséMarch 19
Luquil­loSan JoséMarch 19
Peñue­lasSan JoséMarch 19
LaresSan JoséMarch 19
Patil­lasSan Ben­i­toMarch 31
Guayn­aboSan Pedro Mar­tirApril 29
Areci­boApós­tol San FelipeMay 1
BayamónLa San­ta CruzMay 3
Tru­jil­lo AltoLa San­ta CruzMay 3
Maun­aboSan IsidroMay 15
Sabana GrandeSan Isidro LabradorMay 15
Car­oli­naSan Fer­nan­doMay 30
Toa AltaSan Fer­nan­doMay 30
Bar­ran­quitasSan Anto­nio de Pad­uaJune 13
Cei­baSan Anto­nio de Pad­uaJune 13
Dora­doSan Anto­nio de Pad­uaJune 13
Guaya­maSan Anto­nio de Pad­uaJune 13
IsabelaSan Anto­nio de Pad­uaJune 13
Mar­i­caoSan Juan BautistaJune 24
Oro­co­visSan Juan BautistaJune 24
San JuanSan Juan BautistaJune 24
Toa BajaSan Pedro Após­tolJune 30
ArroyoVir­gen del Car­menJuly 16
Barcelone­taVir­gen del Car­menJuly 16
CatañoVir­gen del Car­menJuly 16
CidraVir­gen del Car­menJuly 16
Cule­braVir­gen del Car­menJuly 16
Hatil­loVir­gen del Car­menJuly 16
Moro­visVir­gen del Car­menJuly 16
Rio GrandeVir­gen del Car­menJuly 16
Vil­lal­baVir­gen del Car­menJuly 16
Aiboni­toSan­ti­a­go Após­tolJuly 25
Fajar­doSan­ti­a­go Após­tolJuly 25
Guani­caSan­ti­a­go Após­tolJuly 25
Loiza AldeaSan­ti­a­go Após­tolJuly 25
San­ta IsabelSan­ti­a­go Após­tolJuly 25
San Ger­mánSan Ger­mán (of course)July 31
Com­e­rioEl San­to Cristo de la SaludAugust 6
San Loren­zoSan Loren­zo (of course)August 10
CayeyNues­tra Seño­ra de la Asun­ciónAugust 15
Adjun­tasSan Joaquín & San­ta AnaAugust 21
RincónSan­ta Rosa de LimaAugust 30
Jua­na DíazSan Ramón Nona­toAugust 31
Aguas Bue­nasNues­tra Seño­ra de la Mon­ser­rateSep­tem­ber 8
HormiguerosNues­tra Seño­ra de la Mon­ser­rateSep­tem­ber 8
JayuyaNues­tra Seño­ra de la Mon­ser­rateSep­tem­ber 8
MocaNues­tra Seño­ra de la Mon­ser­rateSep­tem­ber 8
Sali­nasNues­tra Seño­ra de la Mon­ser­rateSep­tem­ber 8
Cabo RojoSan Miguel Arcan­gelSep­tem­ber 29
Naran­ji­toSan Miguel Arcan­gelSep­tem­ber 29
Utu­a­doSan Miguel Arcan­gelSep­tem­ber 29
Yabu­coaLos Ange­les Cus­to­diosOcto­ber 2
Agua­daSan Fran­cis­co de AsisOcto­ber 4
NaguaboNues­tra Seño­ra del RosarioOcto­ber 7
Vega BajaNues­tra Seño­ra del RosarioOcto­ber 7
Yau­coNues­tra Seño­ra del RosarioOcto­ber 7
CanovanasLa Vir­gen del PilarOcto­ber 12
Rio PiedrasLa Vir­gen del PilarOcto­ber 12
Que­bradil­lasSan Rafael Arcan­gelOcto­ber 24
Aguadil­laSan Car­los Bor­romeoNovem­ber 4
Guayanil­laLa Inmac­u­la­da Con­cep­ción de MaríaDecem­ber 8
HumacaoLa Inmac­u­la­da Con­cep­ción de MaríaDecem­ber 8
Jun­cosLa Inmac­u­la­da Con­cep­ción de MaríaDecem­ber 8
Las MaríasLa Inmac­u­la­da Con­cep­ción de MaríaDecem­ber 8
Las PiedrasLa Inmac­u­la­da Con­cep­ción de MaríaDecem­ber 8
Vega AltaLa Inmac­u­la­da Con­cep­ción de MaríaDecem­ber 8
ViequesLa Inmac­u­la­da Con­cep­ción de MaríaDecem­ber 8
PonceNues­tra Seño­ra de la GuadalupeDecem­ber 12

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