The Puerto Rican Heritage Society will host the Three Kings Day Celebration today, January 6, 2019 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the San Fernando Hall (San Fernando Cathedral) located at 231 West Commerce Street Downtown.
Entry is free and parking is available on the streets surrounding the area. Free snacks will be available for the children while traditional Puerto Rican food plates will be sold on site.
The PRHS 25th annual celebration of the Three Kings, also known as the Three Wise Men in the Epiphany, will introduce this year a magical “Coqui” –a miniature tree frog native to Puerto Rico, who travelled with the Three Kings to find and honor the baby Jesus.
Based on “Un Coqui de Boriquén con Los Reyes a Belen” authored by Puerto Rican storyteller Lara Mercado, this story will delight both children and adults. (In English: “From Boriquén to Bethlehem: A Coquí and the Three Wise Men”) Once the Three Kings find and honor baby Jesus the quest has been accomplished and hope and joy will prevail.
Mari Goyco, PRHS organizing committee chair, said, “We remember our ancestors through the traditions brought to Puerto Rico from Spain.”
“Traditions bring beautiful memories of our past which we enjoy even today. Traditions always bring a smile and maybe an emotional tear as we remember our childhood,” said Goyco.
Children participate dressed as shepherds, and baby barn animals. Others will be dressed as angels, Joseph and Mary.
Traditional music with aguinaldos and villancicos—will be played and sung, typical food of the season will be available for sale, and dancing music will delight all present.
The children will be busy with arts & crafts and decorating their crowns with jewels.
For additional Information, visit and @CoquiSA210. Contact PRHS Communication Committee Chair, Olga Mayoral Wilson at 787-306-0448 / and Co-Chair, Amy Alemany at 787-579-6670 /