Puerto Rico Emancipation Day

Sunday, March 22, 2020
Day off Mon, March 23, 2020
PUERTO RICO ~ This Puerto Rican holiday commemorates the day Puerto Rican slaves were officially freed by the Spanish Parliament on March 22, 1873

Francisco Oller, Puerto Rican Impressionist painter

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Puerto Rican artist
BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico ~ The painter who worked with the Impressionists in Europe, taught Paul Cézanne briefly, and transformed painting in the Caribbean, was born on June 17, 1833

Saint John’s Eve or Festa Junina

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Brazilian Creole French French-Canadian Italian Portuguese Puerto Rican Spanish Celebration
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ~ Celebrate midsummer (or midwinter) by gathering with family around bonfires on the eve of Saint John the Baptist’s birth

Celebrate Puerto Rico Constitution Day

Saturday, July 25, 2020
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ~ Commemorates the day when Governor Luis Muñoz Marín signed the Puerto Rican Constitution into law on July 25, 1952

Our Lady of Providence patroness of Puerto Rico

Thursday, November 19, 2020
The idea is not that faith will give you what you want, but that “God helps those who help themselves”

Hurricane Dorian mostly misses Puerto Rico

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
PUERTO RICO ~ There was some intense rain and flooding near Ponce. The eastern end of the island got some rain. Culebra got heavy rain and there is a flood watch, but Dorian mostly missed Puerto Rico.

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico plays las Fiestas Patronales in Loíza, Puerto Rico

Friday, July 26, 2019
LOÍZA, Puerto Rico ~ The most popular salsa group ever plays Las Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol in Loíza, Puerto Rico…’Brujeria’, ‘Azuquita Pa’l Cafe’, ‘Arroz con Habichuela’, ‘En Menu’, ‘Un Verano en Nueva York’…