When it is time to count me blessings, the top of the list is always good food and good friends. With less than a week until Christmas, I asked a few of the girls at our Palmer location what some of their favorite Christmas traditions are that are unique to Puerto Rico. Pasteles, Coquito, and Parranda were easily the top three…. here are some previous blog posts that have covered these top Puerto Rican Christmas traditions:
Puerto Rican Holiday Food Traditions
Parrandas: A Puerto Rican Music Christmas Tradition
Coquito: A Rum Drinks Recipe
From this I realize that delicious food, a good drink, and spending time with friends and family are universal. We had the most amazing opportunity to participate in a Parranda last week at our store. Music filled the air, and dancing filled the streets.
A little late this year, but also got the Christmas tree up! We decorated them with all of the new Puerto Rico Christmas tree ornaments that we designed and launched into the stores and online. The golden glitter of the brass ornaments really brightened up the decorations and I’m looking forward to continuing to design and develop more of them in 2020!
I’m looking forward to participating in many more Christmas traditions this holiday season.
Merry Christmas, and Feliz Navidad.