Puerto Rico

Cultures & Customs

History

  • Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the United States with its own constitution in July 1952. San Juan, the capital city, has one of the best natural ports in the Caribbean. Some of the main agricultural products grown in Puerto Rico would include; sugar cane, citrus fruits, platanos, avocado and mango's.
  • Holidays and Triditions

    Puerto Rico's Christmas starts right after Thanksgiving and goes until three kings day, January 6th. This season combines delicious food, great music, and festive merry making. some of the typical dishes include; roast pork, seasoned rice with pigeon peas, fried plantains, cooked green bananas, cooked yams, and pasteles. made of mashed plantains or yucca filled with meat and vegetables, wrapped in the leaves of the banana tree.