The Puerto Rican roast pork or as it’s commonly known “lechón asado” is a staple in every menu across the island during the Christmas holiday. Served with arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), guineos en escabeche (pickled green bananas), pasteles (similar to tamales), and ensalada de coditos (cold pasta salad) itRead More →

In the middle of the night, many Puerto Ricans during the holiday season gather together with musical instruments and sneak up at the doorway of unsuspecting homes to give them a “parranda!”   ♫♫♫♫ ¡Asalto! ¡Te traigo esta trulla pa’ que te levantes! ¡Te traigo esta trulla pa’ que teRead More →

Christmas Eve in Puerto Rico is like no other.  We visit every chance we get for an unforgettable holiday and enjoy the nochebuena traditions. It’s an opportunity to immerse our son in his cultural heritage. Christmas Eve in Puerto Rico – Tradition #1 Nochebuena is celebrated on Christmas Eve (DecemberRead More →