The ‘Rich Port’ Festivals
Puerto Rico is a territory in the United States, comprising of the main island along with many other smaller ones. Initially Christopher Columbus mistook this place to be Spain, on his second trip to America. When one comes to this island, he is likely to experience the cacophony of everyone having a gala time, of the loud musical concerts and long nights. Flights to Puerto Rico not only are expensive in today’s date, but also in rising competition, as tourists from across the globe come visit this party hub.
Respect is paid to the cellist Pablo Casals in the Casals Festival, held at the San Juan Performing Arts Center. This is the premier classical event in the whole of the Caribbean. Though the cellist wasn’t by birth from this island, he had moved in the year 1957, made his own orchestra and initiated an annual tribute to the classical genre of music. For several weeks in summer, this festival proceeds. Getting cheap tickets to Puerto Rico’s Casals Festival isn’t easy, unless once has advance booking because the arrangement are limited.
Up till Ash Wednesday, the Ponce festival brings extravagant colors into town. This celebration is Puerto Rico’s version of Mardi Gras. The featuring attraction is the vejigantes, or costumed characters in devil masks. The vivid and wild colors of the event, the thumping Bombay plena of music, the masked-devils and the massive crowds all make this the most popular event of the year! The concluding day involves the Burial of the Sardine, a funeral procession with fake mourners and dressed up kings and queens.
The grand food festival, called Saborea takes place annually, in the month of April. The event calls professional chefs from around the planet to compete with Puerto Rico’s local chefs. Even TV stars come visit the fun-filled food frolic and the weekend special events, which involve food-tasting and serving of tasty delights. Cheap tickets are available to this event, with a low per person fare. Another feature of this carnival is the rum, the specialty of Puerto Rico. For a fine dining experience, this is the event to be at!
Following the Latin traditions, the island celebrates Three Kings Day during the Christmas season. Though they do party on the 25th of December, the most significant date for the people is the 6th of January. As the tradition goes, kids pull grass, collect it in boxes and place it at the foot of their bed. The mythological camels that come for Three Kings Day eat this grass when they come to visit. And so, this festival brings out the rich culture of the island.
All in all, this tourist destination is cheerful and a beautiful island to choose your vacation for. Arrange cheap flights to Puerto Rico by paying heed to the advertisements and trip-promoting websites online. Some of the cheap airline flights include British Airways and Lufthansa Airlines.