Tonight is Noche de San Juan | Rincon Celebrates

Tonight is the night - Noche de San Juan celebration throughout Puerto Rico ; including Rincon!   There will be many Rincon Restaurants and Bars with live music, drink specials and celebrations!


La Noche de San Juan, The Night of Fire, is a festival celebrated every June 23rd.  It brings the people of Puerto Rico onto the beaches and into the water to celebrate!  As the name implies, this is a night time celebration so don't be surprised if you see more people on the beach this evening while staying at your Rincon Apartment Rental.


A little more information on this tradition from Puerto Rico Day Trips:  "The whole island of Puerto Rico was originally called San Juan in honor of Saint John the Baptist, while the small island of what is now Old San Juan was originally called Puerto Rico (or Rich Port). But confusion over the name led to a switch to the names that we use today. But Saint John the Baptist (San Juan Bautista) is still the patron saint of Puerto Rico and its capital city, San Juan. Saint John the Baptist’s birthday is June 24th, so every year people celebrate his birthday with traditions. In Puerto Rico, at exactly midnight between June 23 and 24, on the eve of his birth, people walk backward into the ocean and fall backwards into it. They do this 3 times in a row. The water is said to be "blessed", so dipping into it is supposed to clean you of the bad things so as to bring good luck or at least help ward off evil throughout the year.  Some people also do more than 3 dunking (7 or 12 are the other usual number of dunking). It is all in good fun and everyone is welcome to join in, whether you believe in the tradition or not."


Enjoy your Uniquely Rincon Vacation!

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