A lovely glimpse of how the holidays are celebrated in Puerto Rico. It sounds like a wonderful party. Enjoy, Barbara
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~~A Puerto Rican Christmas~~
Navidad is the best of Puerto Rican culture.
Christmas celebrations in Puerto Rico begin very early in December and do not stop on December 25th. The celebrations can continue into the middle of January if you consider the ”octavas and octavitas”. The big Christmas celebrations are; December 24 – Nochebuena; December 25 – Navidad; December 31 – Despedida de Año; and the biggest and most important of all for the children, of course, el Día de Reyes on January 6th.
What makes our Christmas different?
First, most “Ricans” pretend to be jíbaros (or claim to be from el campo) during the holidays. We have a “pava” (traditional straw-hat) in storage just for Christmas.
Puerto Ricans are…
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