Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián (San Sebastían Street Festival) is the street fair in beautiful Old San Juan that ends Puerto Rico's Christmas season, the world's longest. It's Puerto Rico's most popular festival. Locals call it the SanSe. [It's a little joke. Sanse is Puerto Rican slang for a West African faith based on forces of nature that is popular in the … [Read more...] about Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastían 2023 is Puerto Rico’s Biggest Festival
The Virgin Mary as Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia (Our Lady of Highest Grace) is the patron saint of the Dominican Republic. She is the icon of the Dominican people. Her feast is celebrated on January 21 with a pilgrimage to the Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia where the image is kept in Salvaleón, Higüey, Dominican Republic. Nuestra Señora de la … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, Patron Saint of the Dominican Republic
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!