José de Diego Day - San Juan and Metro, San Juan
All Day, Monday, 19 April 2010
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Where: City Center, San Juan, San Juan and Metro
The Birthday of José de Diego (1866-1918) is celebrated on the third Monday of April in Puerto Rico and is an official public holiday. This much loved Puerto Rican poet and political leader was very influential in the political developments in his time, becoming known as the "Father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement".
There are many schools, avenues and other public venues named after José de Diego, and the celebration of his birthday (6 April 1866) ensures that present and future generations remain aware of his importance in Puerto Rican history.