Election Day in Puerto Rico

Posted November 4th, 2008 under Life, Puerto Rico, Sights & Sounds by MicheleP.

If you think election day in the states is exciting…and filled with lots of fanfare…you’ve not experienced an election in Puerto Rico. It’s a common saying here that the favorite “sport” in Puerto Rico is politics. Last night we took a little sample video of some local festivities in our normally quite sleepy little town:

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Today, all schools and most businesses are closed – you can’t possibly be expected to work today! And so, we are headed to the beach for (hopefully) some peace and tranquility amidst all the chaos of the day.  



  • 1

    That is FUNNY!

    Comment by Alicia @ Experiencing Each Moment — November 4, 2008 @ 8:26 am

  • 2

    Reminds me of Ecuador…

    Comment by julied — November 4, 2008 @ 10:13 am

  • 3

    That is a great film!! What’s the name of the singer / song?
    We saw some scary situations on the highway tonight with people practically sitting on the car windows waving flags… I get so nervous and just hope that nobody will fall off (in front of us)! I am happy though to have experienced a Puerto Rican election, it will be quite a memory to bring back to Europe.
    Probably not a lot of people working tomorrow either… ;-)

    Comment by Petra — November 4, 2008 @ 5:13 pm

  • 4

    Petra – the song is “Mi Tierra” by Gloria Estafan (who is Cuban, not Puerto Rican but much easier on the ears than Reggaeton)

    Comment by MicheleP — November 4, 2008 @ 5:20 pm

  • 5

    OH MY WORD! That is crazy.

    Comment by Jenn — November 4, 2008 @ 7:47 pm

  • 6

    Tu eres una excelente guia turistica!

    That is KEY-RAZY!!

    Comment by Beck — November 5, 2008 @ 10:23 am

  • 7

    Oh, Good. You beat me to the Gloria Estefan correction.

    I was hearing horns, pots and pans and fireworks until the wee hours of the morning. Thankfully they were far enough away that the A/C drowned them out!!!

    Comment by Random Reader — November 5, 2008 @ 12:22 pm

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