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Quinceanera Celebrations

While most teenagers dream of their sweet sixteenth birthday, it is a girl’s fifteenth birthday that is most significant in the life of a young Cuban, Puerto Rican, Mexican, South American and Central American. The traditional Quinceanera celebrations are what she sees when she closes her eyes, and it is a very emotional time for the parents. In Puerto Rico the Quinceanera celebrations are still a vital part of Puerto Rican culture and is a joyous and festive event.

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The Vibrant Hatillo Masks Festival

Puerto Rico is a beautiful country with a rich, fascinating cultural heritage. Just about every town and village has a festival or tradition that makes it unique. The lovely town of Hatillo, situated on the north coast of Puerto Rico bordering the Atlantic Ocean, is no exception. On the 28th of December each year everyone in the town joins in the celebration of a tradition known as the Masks (Máscaras) Festival.

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Christmas Tradition in Puerto Rico

Christmas in Puerto Rico is definitely celebrated in style. The traditions here are festive and take place from December through to January. The Puerto Rican way of celebrating this religious time of year is an experience like no other. It is easy to say that Christmas tradition in Puerto Rico is not taken lightly, and visitors to Puerto Rico over this period will be part of a unique and unforgettable extravaganza of song, good will and remembrance.

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Hidden Treasures in Cueva Lucero

Near the city of Ponce, lies Juana Diaz. It is a small city in Puerto Rico that has become a popular destination as it is home to an extremely important archaeological site - the Lucero Caves. Not only are they significant because of their size and for the spectacular cave wall carvings, but also they are symbolic of the culture in the region. The discovery of the Lucero Caves, also known as Cueva Lucero, has proved to archaeologists that inhabitants of this region have been exploring this cave system for centuries.

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The Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit

Surfers and surfing fans will be flocking to the beautiful country of Puerto Rico for a fantastic competition in the waves. Many have already enjoyed the spectacular sand and surf of Playa Middles, Isabella, during the opening event of the 12th annual Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit on 29 and 30 September 2007.

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The National Plantain Festival – Celebrating Local Cuisine

The plantain was so important in the diet of the inhabitants of Puerto Rico during the 19th century that it was given the nickname of “nuestro pan” meaning “our daily bread”. Plantain continues to be an important ingredient in Puerto Rican cuisine. The local residents in the town of Corozal are so appreciative of this fact, that they have an annual celebration in the plantain’s honor. The National Plantain Festival will take place from 13th to 16th October 2007 and is a celebration of food, music and dance that is enjoyed by all.

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Spectacular Views from the Degetau Rock Observation Tower

The pretty mountain town of Aibonito in Puerto Rico is located in the Mountain range of Cayey, 731 meters above sea level. It is near the town of Aibonito that you will find the Degetau Rock Observation Tower (Mirador Piedra Degetau).

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Puerto Rico's Peñuelas, The Valley of the Flamboyant Trees

Peñuelas is a city of 27,615 (Census, 2000) located on the south coast of Puerto Rico about a dozen miles west of Ponce. Its nickname is "The Valley of the Flamboyant Trees" (in English: "Valley of the Flame Trees") and its citizens are called "Peñolanos". The city was founded in 1793 by Diego de Alvarado and has enjoyed a quiet, peaceful history for the most part.

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