Rincon Calender of Events
Fall arrives in the Northeast and Atlantic Ocean storms begin to ramp up sending pumping surf south to the reefs and beach breaks of Northwest Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico’s Discovery Day November 19. Puerto Rico celebrates the day in history it was discovered by Columbus.
Discovery of Puerto Rico Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Puerto Rico. The date on which Puerto Rico was discovered, November 19, is celebrated as a national holiday. Discovery of Purto Rico Day, or Día del Descubrimiento de Puerto Rico in Spanish, is celebrated with all schools and public offices being closed. A huge parade is organized annually on November 19 to celebrate the occasion.
Thanksgiving Nov 24
Christmas in Rincon!
Three Kings Day January 6th.
Dia de los Reyes in Puerto Rico
The Feast of the Three Kings also known as the Epiphany takes place every year on January 6th. It is an intricate part of Puerto Rican folklore. Traditionally, this day is very important, especially for children, for it is on this eve that they will receive their gifts. On the feast of the Epiphany, the Three kings visited the newly born Christ Child in Bethlehem bearing him gifts. This tradition is repeated and reflected in present day with the belief that on this eve the 3 Kings will visit every good child to deliver them gifts. Tradition states that on the Eve of the Epiphany children collect hay, straw or grass and place it in boxes or containers under their beds. This gesture is a gift of food for the Kings’ Horses while they rest in between deliveries. Note:(we have no Camels in PR). If a child is good for the past year he will receive candies, sweets or toys. If the child was misbehaved or naughty he would instead find a lump of dirt or charcoal in his box. This tradition is much older than that of Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve.
Presidents Day Sun. Feb. 19 (U.S.)
February 18th Birthday of Luis Muñoz Marín (1898–1980). Luis Muñoz Marín was the first democratically elected governor of Puerto Rico. He founded the Partido Popular Democrático, and was instrumental in established the Commonwealth status in 1952. He was a noted journalist and poet, and served four terms as governor. His birthday is now celebrated concurrently with Washington and Lincoln.
March 22, Emancipation Day/ Dia de la Abolicion de Esclavitud. A Commonwealth of Puerto Rico official holiday. Slavery was abolished in Puerto Rico in 1873 while the Island was still a colony of Spain.
The Whale Watching Festival at the Punta Higuera Lighthouse
April 10-15 Rincon International Film Festival
Rincon Beach Boy Stand-Up Paddleboard Contest at Villa Cofresi
May 28 Memorial Day (U.S.)
4th of July in Rincon
July 25. An official Commonwealth of Puerto Rico holiday. Formerly called Occupation Day, commemorating the anniversary of the landing of American troops at Guánica in 1898.
August 30th Festival de Patronales (Feast of the Patron Saint, Santa Rosa de Lima)
Every year, each town celebrates patron saint festivals (fiestas patronales) in honor of the town’s patron saint. The festivities include religious processions since they were originated as a Catholic tradition. However, they have adopted other elements of African and local origin. Usually held in the town square, these festivals are colorful displays of pride and joy, featuring parades, games, rides, regional food, and live entertainment.
Monday September 3rd Labor Day