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Spanish In Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico: Cultural
One of the things people love about visiting
Puerto Rico is the chance to see and/or participate in the
many cultural festivals held throughout the year. The festivals
held for the various patron saints tend to be the biggest
and most interesting.
So if you have a chance to see one of these
festivals you are definately in for a pleasant surprise. These
festivals are one of the best ways to experience the local
culture. You will see the people, taste the food and drink,
listen to the music, participate in games and watch the religious
Each region or town has their own official
patron saint, and the celebrations associated with these saints
vary from town to town. These festivals are fascinating for
many reasons, one of which relates to the various cultural
influences that helped to make the celebrations what they
are today. You will find an interesting mix of Indian, African
and Spanish cultures in these festivals.
If you are in San Juan during the El Dia
de San Juan Bautistata you will witness one of the most interesting
festivals on the island. At the stroke of midnight you will
find literally thousands of people lining the beaches who
then walk backwards into the ocean. This ritual is done seven
times and it is done to ensure good luck for the upcoming
You will also enjoy visiting Puerto Rico
during Danza week. This week of festivities is full of events
that celebrate the rich culture and history of danza and danza
music. Danza was originally a past time of the wealthy, but
today all levels of society take part.
During the month of November the International
Film Festival is hosted in Puerto Rico. More than 100 films
are presented each year, and industry people and fans from
around the world come to participate in the Film Festival.
The above are just a few of the many different
celebrations and festivals held in Puerto Rico each year.