Fiesta Patronales


This time of year is so special in Puerto Rico. It is full of food, music and dancing. I remember as a child i hated the spanish music and I just wanted to be away from my family. Now, i get chills from the Trova playing and the smells of everything that reminds me of Christmas. I encourage you to good videos of Trova. It is usually a band and a singer that freestyles songs on various topics. I remember my dad playing baseball and his friends would all get out their instruments at the end of a game they won and start eating and singing. As they would walk away the songs would be about a funny feature of theirs. They called my dad “Rana” which is a frog so his funny song would be about his skinny legs. I thought it was weird but it was camaraderie. Here is a wikipedia link on trova.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trova