Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SANSE 2013; What you didn’t see!

“Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián” in Old San Juan had their origin around 1950’s to commemorate Saint Sebastián, a martyr that gave his life for the Christian faith. Sebastián was a synonym of Honorable, Dignity and Respect. He was persecuted, condemned and killed for providing supplies and relief to incarcerated Christians and believers. Throughout the years this cultural event has evolved as to be considered the closing party of the Puerto Rico Christmas Holidays. "Las Fiestas" are Puerto Rican folklore at its highest expression. Music, artisans, food and people get mixed  in a complete excess - an amateur Carnival with yet no set time to explode. 

Following are some pictures of our view of “Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián 2013” or “SANSE 2013”. Just see the pictures, close your eyes, hear the people, the music and smell the Roses. This is what you didn't see!

Grace, visiting from Connecticut, lived in Old San Juan for 30 years.

St. Germain Cafe & Bistro, 156 Sol St. Old San Juan

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