Our Traditions

Christmas lights spectacle and music in Mayagüez

Alcaldia de Mayaguez

Christmas lights spectacle and musical activities One of the most beautiful displays of Christmas lights is going on in Mayagüez. Similar to past years, its beautiful City Hall and Plaza Colón have been adorned for the enjoyment of Mayagüezanos and nearby residents. The last time I went there there were people waiting for the live … Read more

Tuna songs in Puerto Rican parrandas

Goyo, Director de la Tuna de la UPR

Tuna songs in Puerto Rican Parrandas Puerto Rican Christmas music has experienced a stylistic diversification from villancicos to boleros, tunas, and salsa. Modern day parrandas in Puerto Rico are based in singing popular music recorded from the 1960s to the 1980s that allude to the Puerto Rican Christmas tradition and convey intense celebration and festivity.  Those … Read more

Parranda: A Musical Tradition from Puerto Rico

Parranda Puerto Rico

A Musical Tradition Puerto Rican culture shines brightest during the holiday season.  Lasting from the end of November through the end of January, there are many Christmas traditions that are unique to the island.  One of our favorite traditions is the Parranda.  Parrandas are the Puerto Rican version of caroling.  It is marked by singing … Read more

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