The Colonization of Christmas in Puerto Rico (OPINION)
At approximately 45 days, Puerto Rico is known for having one of the longest holiday seasons in the world. Starting the week leading up to Thanksgiving, and ending with Las Octavitas on 14 January, a festive aura envelopes the archipelago. But amidst the merriment, there’s one significant cultural tradition whose absence is painfully palpable : Los Reyes Magos.
Keeping Loíza’s Cultural Traditions Alive
Poet Lola Rosario speaks with legendary bomba dancer Raquel Ayala and renowned painter and sculptor Samuel Lind, two Afro-Puerto Rican artists whose work preserves and celebrates the history and culture of the coastal town known as Puerto Rico’s “Capital of Tradition.”