Category Archives: Holiday Traditions

Puerto Rico has many holiday traditions- from all of the US holidays to all of the Puerto Rican holidays and a two month holiday season, there is lots to enjoy about the holidays in Puerto Rico

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Puerto Rico

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Right in the middle of Puerto Rico’s long holiday season, the celebration of the Ano Viejo (Old Year) and ringing in a Feliz Ano Nuevo (Happy New Year) is one that is taken very seriously.  We here at Caribbean Trading Company want to thank you all for sharing the last year with us and wish […]

Puerto Rico Christmas Traditions

The Puerto Rican holiday season begins in Novermber at Thanksgiving and keeps going through to the end of January.  It is often noted that the Puerto Rican view of the Christmas season is that it’s not so much a sprint as it is a marathon.   Indeed, children on the island have a winter break of […]

Coquito: A Rum Drinks Recipe


Coquito is Puerto Rico’s version Eggnog, but without the egg-y flavor. If you are looking for a traditional holiday drink and are not a fan of eggnog, consider coquito, a coconut based ‘eggnog’. Coquito is made with egg yolks, rum, coconut milk, coconut cream, sweet condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The drink is commonly […]

Puerto Rican Holiday Food Traditions


The holidays in Puerto Rico last almost two months and parties and gathering with friends and family is an important part of the celebration – whether planned or spontaneous!  Any holiday party requires food and there are some key dishes that are provided around the holiday time, although really there are good at any time […]

Celebrate the Irish History of Puerto Rico this St. Patrick’s Day

It is almost St. Patrick’s Day- the ubiquitous Irish holiday that brings out the wearin’ o’ the green-  and the Irish in us yearns to break free and do a jig.  When thinking of St. Patrick Day celebrations, everyone thinks of the events that are celebrated in Boston or New York City – large communities […]

Celebrate Three King’s Day – Important Holiday Culture of Puerto Rico

Three King’s Day is perhaps our most favorite holiday of the long holiday season of Puerto Rico and it is widely celebrated throughout all of Latin America.  It is a highly important celebration in the culture of Puerto Rico. This day celebrates the feast of the Epiphany, when the Three kings visited the newly born […]

Parrandas: A Puerto Rican Music Christmas Tradition

Puerto Rican culture shines brightest during the holiday season.  Lasting from the end of November through the end of January, there are many Christmas traditions that are unique to the island.  One of our favorite traditions is the Parranda.  Parrandas are the Puerto Rican version of caroling.  It is marked by singing traditional Puerto Rican […]

Thanksgiving Traditions in Puerto Rico

Thanksgiving is a relatively new holiday in Puerto Rican history, as it was only adopted after Puerto Rico officially became a US Territory in the late 1800’s. The locals have embraced the holiday eagerly and whole-heartedly. Thanksgiving Traditions in Puerto Rico are very similar to those in the mainland – businesses are closed, families gather […]

Thanksgiving Recipes in Puerto Rico

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With Thankgiving Dinner just around the corner here in Puerto Rico, it’s time to start thinking about which recipes you’ll be preparing to share at your  table this year. If you’re looking for traditional Thanksgiving Recipes in Puerto Rico – you’re in the right spot! While many Thanksgiving recipes in Puerto Rico are similar to […]