Invitation delivered to the town of Comerío for “The Best of Our Towns” for Fiesta Boricua 2010



Carlos Quiles

January 4, 2010, marked the official delivery day of the invitation and proposal to the town of Comerío, Puerto Rico, to participate in the activities of Fiesta Boricua 2010. The participation of the town of Comerío would be framed within the new component of Fiesta Boricua, “The Best of Our Towns.” The invitation letter was given officially to the Hon. Mayor Jose A. Santiago. The invitation was delivered by Carlos Quiles, Comerieño (native of Comerío) and Puerto Rican history teacher at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School in Chicago, in representation of the Juan Antonio Corretjer Puerto Rican Cultural Center and of its executive director, Mr. José López Rivera.

The invitation was received by the mayor of Comerío during the celebration of the arrival of the Three Kings in the town of Juana Díaz. The Three Kings, who have traveled like official kings of Puerto Rico throughout the island and some places abroad, were received by a large number of children accompanied by their parents and relatives. After a religious act in the Catholic Church Santo Christo de la Salud, the Kings of Juana Díaz moved to the public place of the town where they shared with the children of Comerío and with all of those present.

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon between the mountains of Comerío, in which the magic of the Three Kings shone in the eyes of children, adolescents and adults and the Epiphany was celebrated in the voices of local comerieñas/os to the chords of the Puerto Rican cuatro, the guitar, and güiro. We hope that the participation of the town of Comerío in Fiesta Boricua 2010 brings a little of that magic from “The Best of Our Towns.”

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