Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Patron Saint Festivals in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a very religious place and the people of Puerto Rico like to dedicate (and celebrate) specific days to a saint or virgin. All around the island you will find Patron Saint Festivals celebrated throughout the year.

These festivals are great times to visit other parts of the island (though you don’t need a festival to have an excuse to explore the island) and you will get the chance to enjoy parades, local music, street vendors, local foods and local crafts. Depending on the festival you will see mixtures of catholic traditions with local and African elements, ensuring a colorful and lively celebration.

The following is a list of some of the festivals celebrated around the island. Festivals can last for several days and activities take place on evenings and weekends.

Date Town Festival
January 6 Aguas Buenas Los Santos Reyes
January 9 Corozal La Sagrada Familia
January 17 Añasco San Antonio Abad
January 20 San Sebastian San Sebastian
February 2 Coamo Virgen de la Candelaria
March 3 Patillas San Benito
March 17 Loiza San Patricio
March 19 Ciales / Gurabo / Lares / Luquillo / Pañelas San José
April 29 Guaynabo San Pedro Mártir
May 1 Arecibo Apostol San Felipe
May 3 Bayamón / Trujillo Alto La Santa Cruz
May 15 Maunado San Isidro
May 30 Carolina San Fernando
June 13 Barranquitas / Ceiba / Dorado / Guayama / Isabela San Antonio Padua
June 24 San Juan / Maricao / Orocovis San Juan Bautista
June 30 Toa Baja San Pedro Apóstol
July 16 Arroyo / Barceloneta / Cidra / Cataño / Culebra / Hatillo / Morovis / Río Grande / Villalba Virgen del Carmen
July 25 Aibonito / Fajardo / Guánica / Santa Isabel Santiago Apóstol
July 31 San Germán San Germán
August 6 Comerío El Santo Cristo de la Salud
August 10 San Lorenzo San Lorenzo
August 15 Cayey Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
August 21 Adjuntas San Joaquín y Santa Ana
August 30 Rincón Santa Rosa De Lima
August 31 Juana Díaz San Ramón Nonato
September 8 Jayuya / Moca / Salinas Hormigueros Nuestra Señora de Monserrate
September 29 Cabo Rojo / Utuado / Naranjito San Miguel Arcángel
October 2 Yabucoa Los Angeles Custodios
October 4 Aguada San Francisco de Asis
October 4 Naguabo / Vega Baja Nuestra Señora del Rosario
October 12 Canóvanas / Río Piedras Virgen del Pilar
October 24 Quebradillas San Rafael Arcángel
November 4 Aguadilla San Carlos Carromero
December 8 Guayanilla / Humacao / Las Marías / Juncos / Viques / Vega Alta La Inmaculada Concepción
December 12 Ponce Nuestra Señora de la Guadalupe

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Comments

  1. Jorge L. Cortijo-Gonzalez says:

    Nothing that those celebrations. Only in PR. Beautiful.

  2. It should be “San Carlos Borromeo”, not “Carromero”…

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