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What do they do at Christmas in Puerto Rico?
Christmas in Puerto Rico. Songs and singing are very popular at Christmas time in Puerto Rico. People like to go carol singing, known as Parrandas (also sometimes called Asalto or Trulla). Friends gather late in the evening (about 10pm) and visit different houses.
What is Navidad and how is it celebrated in Puerto Rico?
Navidad is the best of Puerto Rican culture. Nowhere else is Christmas celebrated like in Borinquen. Navidad is the time of tradition, aguinaldos, dcimas, y de ser jbaro Puertorriqueo. Christmas celebrations in Puerto Rico begin very early in December and do not stop on December 25th.
What is the traditional Christmas dessert in Puerto Rico?
The traditional Christmas dessert is tembleque, a coconut-based pudding topped with cinnamon, and, instead of eggnog, they have coquito, a coconut-based thick drink usually served in shot glasses. On January 6th, Puerto Rico celebrates el Da de Reyes or Epiphany, a commemoration of the visit the Three Wise Men made after Jesus was born.
When do Puerto Ricans put up the Christmas tree?
While many put up the tree earlier, the majority start setting up for Christmas that week. The Christmas season in Puerto Rico is characterized by the music and the festive spirit of the people. It is a time to spend with loved ones; your close family, your extended family, and your friends.