Patron Saint Festivals

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.


Following is a list, ordered by date, of the festivals that are celebrated in each town. The festivities last ten days, including the date listed, and activities are held evenings on weekdays and all day on weekends.

Town Patron Saint Date
Corozal La Sagrada Familia January 9
Añasco San Antonio Abad January 17
San Sebastian San Sebastian (of course) January 20
Lajas La Virgen de la Candelaria February 2
Manatí La Virgen de la Candelaria February 2
Mayaguez La Virgen de la Candelaria February 2
Coamo La Virgen de la Candelaria February 2
Coamo San Blas February 3
Loiza Aldea San Patricio March 17
Ciales San José March 19
Gurabo San José March 19
Luquillo San José March 19
Peñuelas San José March 19
Lares San José March 19
Patillas San Benito March 31
Guaynabo San Pedro Martir April 29
Arecibo Apóstol San Felipe May 1
Bayamón La Santa Cruz May 3
Trujillo Alto La Santa Cruz May 3
Maunabo San Isidro May 15
Sabana Grande San Isidro Labrador May 15
Carolina San Fernando May 30
Toa Alta San Fernando May 30
Barranquitas San Antonio de Padua June 13
Ceiba San Antonio de Padua June 13
Dorado San Antonio de Padua June 13
Guayama San Antonio de Padua June 13
Isabela San Antonio de Padua June 13
Maricao San Juan Bautista June 24
Orocovis San Juan Bautista June 24
San Juan San Juan Bautista June 24
Toa Baja San Pedro Apóstol June 30
Arroyo Virgen del Carmen July 16
Barceloneta Virgen del Carmen July 16
Cataño Virgen del Carmen July 16
Cidra Virgen del Carmen July 16
Culebra Virgen del Carmen July 16
Hatillo Virgen del Carmen July 16
Morovis Virgen del Carmen July 16
Rio Grande Virgen del Carmen July 16
Villalba Virgen del Carmen July 16
Aibonito Santiago Apóstol July 25
Fajardo Santiago Apóstol July 25
Guanica Santiago Apóstol July 25
Loiza Aldea Santiago Apóstol July 25
Santa Isabel Santiago Apóstol July 25
San Germán San Germán (of course) July 31
Comerio El Santo Cristo de la Salud August 6
San Lorenzo San Lorenzo (of course) August 10
Cayey Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción August 15
Adjuntas San Joaquín & Santa Ana August 21
Rincón Santa Rosa de Lima August 30
Juana Díaz San Ramón Nonato August 31
Aguas Buenas Nuestra Seņora de la Monserrate September, 8
Hormigueros Ntra. Sra. de la Monserrate September 8
Jayuya Ntra. Sra. de la Monserrate September 8
Moca Ntra. Sra. de la Monserrate September 8
Salinas Ntra. Sra. de la Monserrate September 8
Cabo Rojo San Miguel Arcangel September 29
Naranjito San Miguel Arcangel September 29
Utuado San Miguel Arcangel September 29
Yabucoa Los Angeles Custodios October 2
Aguada San Francisco de Asis October 4
Naguabo Ntra. Sra. del Rosario October 7
Vega Baja Ntra. Sra. del Rosario October 7
Yauco Ntra. Sra. del Rosario October 7
Canovanas La Virgen del Pilar October 12
Rio Piedras La Virgen del Pilar October 12
Quebradillas San Rafael Arcangel October 24
Aguadilla San Carlos Borromeo November 4
Guayanilla La Inmaculada Concepción de María December 8
Humacao La Inmaculada Concepción de María December 8
Juncos La Inmaculada Concepción de María December 8
Las Marías La Inmaculada Concepción de María December 8
Las Piedras La Inmaculada Concepción de María December 8
Vega Alta La Inmaculada Concepción de María December 8
Vieques La Inmaculada Concepción de María December 8
Ponce Ntra. Sra. de la Guadalupe December 12

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