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Enjoy the festivities in Puerto Rico!

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:25

Officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, this destination is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America. This destination has gained immense popularity because of being an archipelago. Puerto Rico is the main island, and there are several small islands surrounding the same. Tourists come here in large numbers to see the scenic attractions of the destination. Besides nature’s attractions, tourists also love to enjoy the culture of the place.

The culture of Puerto Rico is full of fun and colors. The people here love to indulge in the joyous celebration of life. Here one can witness deep influence of Spain, Taino and Africa. Thus, an eclectic mix of cultures can be seen.

Patron Saint Festivals are held here. In every township and city, these festivals are held, and the locals are in a joyous mood during these celebrations. The life of Saint Sebastian is commemorated during this festival. The cheerful celebrations enthrall tourists and they also join in the celebrations.

Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian is another popular festival which is held in the month of January in Old San Juan. The event recreates the time when Saint Sebastian was alive. He was a martyr who gave up his life for the growth and progress of Christianity. Religious processions, parades, balcony decorations, etc are the highlights of the event. A large number of revelers come here from far and wide areas to pay their respects to the Saint. Until early mornings, the festivity continues. People enjoy cocktails and dance and music entertains the visitors. All these events reflect the culture and traditions of the place.

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