Friday, December 23, 2011
Christmas in Puerto Rico
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Christmas celebrations in Puerto Rico are both religious and secular. Religious celebrations last six weeks, ending January 6 with the Feast of the Three Kings who visited the Holy Family in Bethlehem. On the eve of this feast children put grain and water under their beds to feed the camels of the kings.
The Christmas Eve celebration includes a big feast at midnight consisting of the favorite seasonal foods of roast pig, rice and peas, pasteles, and coconut pudding. The favorite seasonal drink is coquito, which is made of coconut milk and white rum. For more information click here.