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Jul 16th
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Vieques Cultural Festival

Sponsored by the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, this is a three day festival of great presentations by artisans, folk musicians, dancers, and childrens activities -- set against the background of the Spanish fort museum, El Fortin Conde de Mirasol.

Carnival (Fiestra Patronales) at the Plaza

Held over the third weekend of July, from Wednesday through Sunday, this is an island-wide celebration of music, dance, children's rides, and partying. Try the offical alcholic beverage of Vieques, Bili, made from a combination of a local fruit called the "quenapa" and white rum, cinamon, and sugar.

Holidays Observed on Vieques:

  • Jan 1 - New Year's Day
  • Jan. 6 - Three Kings Day "El Dìa de Reyes"
  • Jan. 8 - Eugenio María de Hostos Day
  • Third Mon. in Jan. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Third Mon. in Feb. - Presidents' Day -
  • Mar. 22 - Emancipation Day
  • April 16 - Jose De Diego Day
  • April - Palm Sunday
  • April - Good Friday
  • April - Easter Sunday
  • Last Mon. of May - Memorial Day
  • June 24 - San Juan Day
  • July 4 - Independence Da
  • July 17 - Luis Muñoz Rivera Day
  • July 25 - Constitution Day
  • July 27 - José Celso Barbosa Day
  • Aug. 12 - Ponce de Leon Da
  • First Mon. in Sept. - Labor Day
  • Second Mon. in Oct. - Columbus Day
  • Nov. 11 - Veterans' Day
  • Nov. 19 - Puerto Rico Discovery Day
  • Nov. 25 - Thanksgiving Day
  • December 24 - 25 - Christmas

Kindermusik on Vieques PDF Print E-mail

Kindermusik in ViequesKindermusik is an innovative music program for children 0-7 years of age that is introduced to Vieques by Annette Bou and Mireya Padín, both teachers and pioneers of this curriculum in Puerto Rico. It was designed to develop creativity and stimulate learning in the young child through music and movement.

Trova Navidena: Dec 22, 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Performers dancing on stilts at Trova NavidenaThe Trova Navideña is a celebration of Christmas in music and dance enjoyed by Puerto Ricans during this time of the year. This year's event in Vieques is the 10th anniversary.
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