05 April 2011

Noche De San Juan

Every year at the stroke of midnight on June 23rd, the beaches of San Juan come alive as Puerto Rico’s capital city celebrates their patron saint, San Juan Bautista.
The local tradition is to go to the beach after 11pm and as midnight approaches, thousands of people wade into the water waiting for the exact moment to fall backwards into the water.  Its a matter of debate exactly how many times you should repeat the process.  The minimum is to enter the water three times to cleanse any bad luck from the preceding year and ensure a good start to the year ahead. Some people seem to think more repetitions will be more effective.

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