Las Octavitas (the octaves) is a vestige of the "Octavas," the medieval Catholic tradition of celebrating religious events for eight days, for example from one Sunday to the next Sunday. The octave of Three Kings Day January 6 extends Christmas in Puerto Rico from January 7 to 14. Las Octavitas Sometimes two different aspects of an event where celebrated. Christmas … [Read more...] about Celebrate Las Octavitas, the Puerto Rican Christmas Tradition!
Christmas NYC Archive
The Christmas NYC Archive contains New York Latin Culture Magazine's feature coverage of Christmas in New York City since 2022.
Three Kings Day in NYC 2023 is January 6. Three Kings Day, Tres Reyes (Three Kings), or Día de los Reyes Magos (Day of the Magi Kings) on January 6, is the Latin celebration of Epiphany, the end of the Christmas season. In Hispanic tradition, it is the holiday gift-giving day. It's also the start of Carnival Season. Three Kings Day NYC 2023 Sueño de Reyes – Dream … [Read more...] about Celebrate Three Kings Day in NYC 2023
Sueño de Reyes - Dream of Kings is children's theater that imagines the Three Kings arriving in Puerto Rico instead of Bethlehem. Sueño de Reyes - Dream of Kings Sueño de Reyes - Dream of Kings; children's theater that imagines the Three Kings arriving in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico instead of Bethlehem; is at Teatro SEA in Manhattan's Lower East Side; Saturday-Sunday, … [Read more...] about Sueño de Reyes – Dream of Kings Imagines the 3 Kings Arriving in Puerto Rico
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a New York City holiday tradition. It arrives in mid-November, is lit around month-end, and remains until the first week of January. In a way, the tree represents the spirit of New York City. The tradition began during a hard time, the Great Depression of the 1930s. It was started by workers, by the people. It was their tree. In good … [Read more...] about The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2022
The Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche are at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Central Park, Manhattan, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - January 8, 2023. $25. 🇮🇹 The exhibition is a popular New York City holiday tradition. It usually goes up on the day before Thanksgiving. Nativity scenes are popular in the Latin world because Latin Christmas traditions focus … [Read more...] about The Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche are a New York Holiday Tradition
Chris Botti is a Grammy-winning, New York Italian, trumpet player who is one of America's most popular jazz instrumentalists. His name is pronounced "bow-tee." Chris Botti in New York City Botti tours constantly from his New York City home. He has played a holiday gig at the Blue Note for so many years, it's become a New York holiday tradition. December … [Read more...] about Chris Botti Plays His 18th Holiday Residency of Jazz at the Blue Note
New York City Ballet's "George Balanchine The Nutcracker®" (1954) turned an obscure ballet into the world's most popular ballet. Maria Tallchief, New York City Ballet's and America's first prima ballerina, was the first sugar plum fairy. She was a Native American Osage Nation. Balanchine was in love with her. The combination of his choreography and her dancing made "The … [Read more...] about New York City Ballet’s “George Balanchine The Nutcracker” 2023
The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Manhattan runs several times a day on most days from Friday, November 18, 2022 - Monday, January 2, 2023. Get tickets at rockettes.com Radio City Rockettes The precision dance company performs traditional and contemporary routines in a Radio City Music Hall that has been turned … [Read more...] about Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular is Back in 2022
Bryant Park Winter Village offers holiday shopping, ice skating and casual dining for the entire family. It's really fun for kids and a great place to take them for holiday shopping. Bryant Park Winter Village 2022 Winter Village opens for the 2022 season on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 12 noon. Bryant Park Winter Village Winter Village is an ice skating rink … [Read more...] about Bryant Park Winter Village 2022 is One of the First Holiday Markets of the Season
La Novena de Aguinaldos is a nine-day prayer cycle leading up to the Noche Buena (Christmas Eve). It is a holiday tradition in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. La Novena de Aguinaldos A Novena is a nine-day prayer. La Novena de Navidad is the tradition that families use to prepare for Christmas. Like a Passover Seder in the Jewish faith, it is a family time when … [Read more...] about Celebrate La Novena de Aguinaldos, the Northern Andean Christmas Tradition!