Bringing the whole family to Rincon for the Holidays is a beautiful thing.
Some of the things you will encounter, enjoy and you should know are the following:
- The Downtown Rincon Plaza is lite up (this photo is from this year, 2014)
- Offers to drink up some Coquito are all about -- An Authentic Puerto Rican Beverage, normally it includes alcohol. Normally made with coconut and similar to eggnog, you'll likely love Puerto Rican Coquito! It is normally a thick and creamy coconut drink that includes cinnamon and rum. Everyone makes it differently so taste around!
- On Christmas Eve, Noche buena meaning "Good Night" is celebrated with a Midnight Mass
- Feliz Año Nuevo! Means Happy New Year!
- Feliz Navidad, Felicidades or Felices Pascuas is used to wish a Merry Christmas!"
- A feast of lechon asado consisting of a pig roasted on a spit is one of the most popular Christmas dishes. It is accompanied by mojo and arroz con gandules which is rice cooked with peas and small pies called pasteles or a type of sausage called a morcillas
- Seek out some "mojo" - a herb sauce of finely chopped cilantro or parsley with salt lots of crushed garlic olive oil, onions, vinegar and lemon
- Seek out Deserts of Tembleque, (coconut pudding) and Turron (a nougat desert made of honey, sugar and egg white which is topped with toasted almonds)
- On the nine days before Christmas Eve, people attend a special Mass before sunrise called Misa de Aguinal