PUERTO RICO

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NAVIDAD IN PUERTO RICO

Christmas celebrations in Puerto Rico begin very early in December, the first celebration is on Dec 25th, and the rest continue thru the middle of January. The big Christmas celebrations are, Dec 24th, Nochebuena, Dec 25th, Navidad, Dec 31st, Despedida de ano, and the most important one is, Dia de Reyes on January 6th.

PUERTO RICAN MUSIC

Puerto Ricans are known for there unforgettable " parandas or trullas navidenas ". A parranda is when a small group of friends gather together to "alstar" or surprise another friend. It's the Puerto Rican version of Christmas caroling. Most parrandas play some sort of instrument, either guitarras, tamboriles, guiro maracas, or palitos. and they all sing. A parranda tends to be more secular than religious, however many of the traditional Puerto Rican Christmas songs tend to keep the holiday spirit.
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ABOUT PUERTO RICO

There are three popular attractions of Puerto Rico. Castillo de san Felipe del Morro, for over 400 years it has protected San Juan and the route from the new world to the old. El Yunque, the home of a lush rainforest land, this part of Puerto Rico hasn't changed in centuries. Culebrita, it is a long beach stretched of snd hugging the coast line. The population of Puerto Rico is 3.62 million people. The governor of Puerto Rico is Anibal Acevedo-vila.
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