Today, in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries we celebrate the Día de los Reyes Magos, which translates to Three Kings Day. It is one of my favorite holidays, since, just like Christmas, kids receive gifts, and you can just feel their happiness everywhere you go.
This is not the only Puerto Rican tradition I love. As you should know, Christmas holidays in Puerto Rico are some of the longest in the world. They start around Thanksgiving (Or even before then) end on the Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián. (I have never gone there, even though I have lived here all my life. I must change that. Someday I will blog from there. I promise.)
I love being Puerto Rican. I love the food, I love the beaches, but I especially love the people. I love that we’re naturally good people. I especially love the music, how happy it is during the holidays and how automatically everyone will start going on parrandas (visiting friends and family and sing traditional Christmas songs).
These holidays have been definitely different for my family. I just wish that this New Year we start anew and everything gets better.
Happy Holidays, people. Happy Three Kings Day!! (Even if you don’t celebrate it. Wait: especially if you don’t celebrate it. ;D)