Dur­ing the week lead­ing up to Ash Wednes­day, Ponce cel­e­brates Puer­to Rico’s ver­sion of Mar­di Gras called the Ponce Car­ni­val. This car­ni­val is the biggest and most cel­e­brat­ed and col­or­ful fes­ti­val on the island. It’s also one of the old­est cel­e­bra­tions, dat­ing back to the 1700s.  (Read more)