This vejigante pin is made by a Puerto Rican artisan and is made of wood and is hand-painted. Each one is unique! The Vejigante (Vay-he-GAHN-tay) is a fantastic, colorful character introduced into carnival celebrations in Puerto Rico hundreds of years ago. He is a classic example of the blending of African, Spanish, and Caribbean influences in Puerto Rican culture. During the carnival celebrations in Loiza, Aldea and Ponce, the Vejigantes roam the streets in groups and chase children with their “vejigas.” The use of masks for social and religious ceremonies in Puerto Rico goes back to the late 17th century when techniques and materials such as paper-machie were adopted from Asia. Comes on a description card about the vejigante.
Bumper stickers have been around for a long time. In the late 1920’s to 1940’s they were mostly made of metal or cardboard. However, they were not stickers at all. They were usually wired to the car instead. In 1946 ...Read More
This yummy marinade with steak pairs so nicely with rice or with vegetables. We tried this recipe on steak that we put on the barbecus along with some grilled zucchini and baked potatoes. It was fantastic! The citrus marinade gives it a nice summery flavor. Serves ...Read More
Three Kings Day Today is December, 26th, and the Christmas season is just getting started here in Puerto Rico. As a child growing up in the states, I would anxiously await Christmas Day, knowing that the festivities would all be over ...Read More