Fiestas patronales in Puerto Rico

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Fiestas patronales in Puerto Rico are yearly celebrations held in each municipality of the island. Like in other countries, "fiestas patronales" are heavily influenced by Spanish culture and religion, and are dedicated to a saint or virgin.

The festivities usually include religious processions honoring its Catholic heritage. However, elements of African and local culture have been incorporated as well. They also feature parades, games, artisans, amusement rides, regional food, and live entertainment.[1]

Schedule of fiestas patronales[edit]

Date Town Patron saint
January 9 Corozal Holy Family
January 17 Añasco Saint Anthony
January 20 San Sebastián Saint Sebastian
February 2 Coamo Virgin of Candelaria
February 2 Lajas Virgin of Candelaria
February 2 Manatí Virgin of Candelaria
February 2 Mayagüez Virgin of Candelaria
February 3 Coamo Saint Blaise
March 17 Loíza Aldea Saint Patrick
March 19 Ciales Saint Joseph
March 19 Gurabo Saint Joseph
March 19 Saint Joseph Lares
March 19 Luquillo Saint Joseph
March 19 Peñuelas Saint Joseph
March 31 Patillas Saint Benedict
April 29 Guaynabo Saint Peter Martyr
May 1 Arecibo Saint Philip the Apostle
May 3 Bayamón True Cross
May 3 Trujillo Alto True Cross
May 15 Maunabo Saint Isidore
May 15 Sabana Grande Saint Isidore the Laborer
May 30 Carolina Saint Ferdinand
May 30 Toa Alta Saint Ferdinand
June 13 Barranquitas Saint Anthony of Padua
June 13 Ceiba Saint Anthony of Padua
June 13 Dorado Saint Anthony of Padua
June 13 Guayama Saint Anthony of Padua
June 13 Isabela Saint Anthony of Padua
June 24 Maricao Saint John the Baptist
June 24 Orocovis Saint John the Baptist
June 24 San Juan Saint John the Baptist
June 30 Toa Baja Saint Peter
July 16 Arroyo Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 16 Barceloneta Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 16 Cataño Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 16 Cidra Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 16 Culebra Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 16 Hatillo Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 16 Morovis Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 16 Río Grande Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 16 Villalba Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 25 Aibonito James the Apostle
July 25 Fajardo James the Apostle
July 25 Guánica James the Apostle
July 25 Loíza Aldea James the Apostle
July 25 Santa Isabel James the Apostle
July 31 San Germán Saint Germain
August 6 Comerío Holy Christ of Health
August 10 San Lorenzo Saint Lawrence
August 15 Cayey Our Lady of the Assumption
August 21 Adjuntas Saint Joachim & Saint Anne
August 30 Rincón Saint Rose of Lima
August 31 Juana Díaz Saint Raymond Nonnatus
September 8 Aguas Buenas Our Lady of Montserrat
September 8 Hormigueros Our Lady of Montserrat
September 8 Jayuya Our Lady of Montserrat
September 8 Moca Our Lady of Montserrat
September 8 Salinas Our Lady of Montserrat
September 29 Cabo Rojo Saint Michael the Archangel
September 29 Naranjito Saint Michael the Archangel
September 29 Utuado Saint Michael the Archangel
October 2 Yabucoa Custodian Angels
October 4 Aguada Saint Francis of Assisi
October 7 Naguabo Our Lady of the Rosary
October 7 Vega Baja Our Lady of the Rosary
October 7 Yauco Our Lady of the Rosary
October 12 Canóvanas Our Lady of the Pillar
October 12 Río Piedras Our Lady of the Pillar
October 24 Quebradillas Saint Raphael Archangel
November 4 Aguadilla Saint Charles Borromeo
December 8 Guayanilla The Immaculate Conception of Mary
December 8 Humacao The Immaculate Conception of Mary
December 8 Juncos The Immaculate Conception of Mary
December 8 Las Marías The Immaculate Conception of Mary
December 8 Las Piedras The Immaculate Conception of Mary
December 8 Vega Alta The Immaculate Conception of Mary
December 8 Vieques The Immaculate Conception of Mary
December 12 Ponce[2] Our Lady of Guadalupe

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patron Saint Festivals on Welcome to Puerto Rico
  2. ^ Vuelven a Ponce las Fiestas Patronales. Carmen Cila Rodríguez. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.

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