Once a year, in the beautiful tropical island of Puerto Rico they celebrate the Fiestas de Santiago El Apostól.
The vejigantes are an important part of Puerto Rican history. During the Fiestas de Santiago el Apostól, the vejigantes’ intentions was to frighten people and compel them to go back to church for Lent. A week before Ash Wednesday, vejigantes wear long, colorful robes and brightly painted masks to cause mischief. The parade has four main characters: the vejigantes, the knights, the crazy women and the elders.
Learn about the alphabet from the mischievous Vejigantes from Puerto Rican culture as well as the Spanish language with vividly illustrated images accompanying the text!
Written by Liz DeJesus
Illustrated by Amber Davis
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