Category Archives: Customs and Culture

Christmas in the Island of Enchantment

On a frosty dawn in December, when the sun began to shine the earth, I woke up to witness a shower of snow enveloping the ground with a pearly quilt. Mesmerized by the flow of snowflakes, I contemplated the naked … Continue reading

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La Navidad Boricua

As the cold air rhythmically travels with the falling leaves whose dyed petals are descending into a carpet of colored foliage, a distant wave of snow is tenderly sprinkling the woodlands of the United States. The brisk breeze and shorter … Continue reading

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The Illustrius Jíbarito

Over 200 locals from Llanos barrio (neighborhood) were there when José Abelardo, known as Pepo, was surprised on his 90 birthday celebration. His seven children and eleven grandchildren arranged the ‘gran fiesta’ in Aibonito, their homeland. The event was held on … Continue reading

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A Tropical Christmas

Once you allow the spell of the Puerto Rican Christmas touch you, nothing will ever be the same. Continue reading

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Manifesting with the Moon

Crowned by a feminine aura, the moon is considered a powerful goddess with the potential to bring magic into your life by manifesting your desires. Continue reading

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Areyto – The Dance of the Taínos

Even though only the cacique and the bohíque were the ones establishing communication with higher spiritual realms, the purifying state they were all able to reach through the areyto ceremony, would benefit each one of them, allowing them to receive grace, wisdom and joy. Continue reading

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The Magic of San Juan Bautista Celebration

Accordingly to the legend, la noche de San Juan Bautista is magical because the waters of Puerto Rico are blessed with special powers. It is the only day of the year you shouldn’t skip jumping into the ocean, if you happen to be there. Continue reading

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