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7 Interesting Puerto Rico Culture Facts You Should Know

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7 Interesting Puerto Rico Culture Facts You Should Know

Introduction - The culture in Puerto Rico has been heavily influenced by the territory's Spanish and African roots, which go back for...

 
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Traditional Christmas celebrations last around 45 days

Fact 1 - Puerto Ricans take their Christmas celebrations incredibly seriously. The traditional Christmas season, known as La Navidad, lasts for around 45...

 

Girls will have an extravagant Quinceañera party when they turn 15 years old

Fact 2 - Quinceañeras are a tradition in many Latin American countries, and Puerto Rico is no exception. When a girl turns 15...

 
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Calle San Sebastian Street Fair celebrates the end of the Christmas season

Fact 3 - There are plenty of Puerto Rican traditions that take place during Christmas, but a giant street fair signals the end...

 
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The Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City is attended by thousands of people

Fact 4 - New York has a Puerto Rican population of around 1 million, which is the second largest in the whole territory...

 

January 6th is Three Kings Day

Fact 5 - Every year, Puerto Ricans celebrate el Día de Reyes, or Three Kings Day, which is also known as Epiphany. This...

 

Puerto Ricans love to clap when a plane lands

Fact 6 - Although clapping when the plane lands has a hit or miss reputation throughout the rest of the world, it is...

 
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Puerto Ricans celebrate Noche de San Juan (Saint John’s Eve)

Fact 7 - Religion plays a huge role in many of the traditions in Puerto Rico, so the island celebrates many Roman Catholic...

 

In Summary

Conclusion - Puerto Rico is a joyous island with a fascinating history and vibrant culture. Many of these Puerto Rico traditions have...

 

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