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:

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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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My Search is Finally Over

For almost ten (10) years now, I have been searching for a book I read as a child about the Puerto Rican migration in the 1950s. At the time, I did not understand the symbolism in the story, but La Cancion Verde, The Green Song,  is a great way to teach young kids about the history of the island’s migration to the United States. I don’t remember much about the story, but I do remember how the little coqui did not lose its identity although it was living in a foreign land. The coqui, although alone and homesick still sang its song that identified who he was, hence the title of the book. I have ordered the book and am anxiously awaiting its arrival. I try to teach my girls about what it is to be Puerto Rican and everything I possibly can about our culture. Like the coqui in La Cancion Verde, although far away from our land we should never lose our identity and culture. It is up to us parents to keep the traditions and culture alive especially in a country where cultures and races tend to assimilate over years. .

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Siete Ocho Siete Grand Opening in New Rochelle

A new restaurant/lounge is opening up in New Rochelle, Siete Ocho Siete, or Seven Eight Seven. The name is the area code of Puerto Rico, which of course means the menu is infused with Puerto Rican cuisine and culture. This Thursday is their grand opening and they are celebrating with a huge bash and giveaways, including round-trip air fare to where else….Puerto Rico! No cover at the door, 21 and over (ID is a must, and please dress to impress.

414 Pelham Road
New Rochelle, New York 10805
914-636-1229

Talk to you later…… 😎

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Second Annual Puerto Rican Artisans Fair of Yonkers

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, although it is not actually a month as it runs from September 15 to October 15, come out and celebrate with the residents of Yonkers the 2nd Annual Puerto Rican Artisans Fair of Yonkers. This is a free event that the whole family can enjoy. Experience tasteful delights, relish in the artistry of the Taino Indians and enjoy the live music the Puerto Rican culture has to offer.

12 noon – 5pm

Saturday, October 1, 2011

YWCA
87 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701Talk to you later…… 😎

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