Show Your Puerto Rican Pride This Halloween with a Vejigante Costume!

It is rare to find costumes that represent the Puerto Rican culture, but I have found a Vejigante costume for both adults and kids! What is a vejigante you say? The history of the vejigante goes back to medieval Spain, when St. James defeated the Moors, and masks with horns wore worn representing the defeated infidels. Over the years, the Puerto Rican natives used the vejigantes as a symbol of patriotism and self identity, and it is now deep rooted in Puerto Rican culture, especially in places like Ponce and Loiza. A Puerto Rican even celebrating our history and culture is never complete without the vejigantes.

The costume is customizable and made to order. First you pick the colors you want for your mask. Here is an example of masks:

mask

Then you pick your costume, you can get more elaborate ones, for an extra charge.

costume

All costumes are custom made, orders need to be placed with sufficient time, in order to ensure completion and delivery before Halloween. Make sure you check out the other products Isla Online has to offer, straight from Puerto Rico.

Isla Online
Call: 1-800-575-4752
Email: IslaOnline@prw.net

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¡Jayuya Vive, La Lucha Sigue! Jayuya Lives, the Struggle Continues

YOUTH/ALL BORICUAS RECLAIM YOUR HISTORY!

Join The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, El Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico-Junta de Nueva York and Muevete Youth Conference as we celebrate the 61st anniversary of this revolutionary revolt!

On October 30th, 1950, Blanca Canales led a group of Puerto Rican Nationalists into the town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico and attacked federal installations; battled local police; and raised the flag of Puerto Rico (which was illegal to own in those days) over the town. She read a proclamation officially declaring the independence of Puerto Rico from the United States. It was a moment reminiscent of the Grito de Lares of 1868, when Puerto Ricans rose up against Spanish rule and declared independence.

It’s time we rose up in the South Bronx and brought the spirit of Jayuya back to our community!

Program:

  • Los Nacionalistas/The Nationalists (a film on the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party)
  • Camilo Matos, El Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico-Junta de Nueva York
  • Benjamin Ramos, ProLibertad
  • Marina Ortiz, NY con el Gasoducto
  • Muevete Youth Representative
  • Bonafide, The Mona Passage, Helter Skelter: (the rock & roll party)
Saturday, October 29 · 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Betances Community Center
465 St. Ann’s Avenue
South Bronx, Puerto Rico
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