Friday, December 24, 2010

Feliz Navidad

This is the time of year that many of us become nostalgic about Christmas gone by. I am no exception. As such I am sharing with you a painting (name of original painter unknown) which depicts country folks/farmers (or as we know them on the island, jibaritos) celebrating a traditional Puerto Rican Christmas. The photo shows the jibaritos singing Christmas songs, with traditional instruments (most likely a classic guitar and a cuatro) right outside of a small, wooden house. I could just about smell the roasted pig . . . YUM! The picture probably depicts a traditional Christmas celebration around the turn of the 20th Century. However, many of these customs are still celebrated in much the same way on the island today.

No matter how or where you celebrate this holiday season I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season.  My wish for you in this upcoming year is that enjoy a happy, healthy, prosperous new year. . . full of lots and lots of crafting!

Deseandoles a todos una Feliz Navidad y un prospero ano nuevo!



suetography said...

I LOVE the new blog look!! Since we skipped decorating this year, it's been so nice peeking into your home. Thanks for sharing your Christmas with all of us!

MARILYN said...

Hola Joli! Eres de P.R.? es la primera vez en tu blog, llegue con el e-mail de Jolie del blog hop, yo vivo en PR, me encanto tu estampa de la Navidad Jibara. Feliz Año Nuevo!!


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