San Sebastian Street Festival - The Big Party Of 2014
The San Sebastian Street Festival (Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian) it has been an annual event on Calle San Sebastian in Old San Juan since 1970, and what started as community fund-raiser has become San Sebastian Street Festival to go to. Loads of locals and tourists attend this 4-day event. This year it will be held from January 16 to January 19.
EARLY SAN SEBASTIAN STREET FESTIVALS
The San Sebastián Street festival in honor of St. Sebastian originally started in the 1950s to raise funds to repair the San José Church in Old San Juan. It was discontinued some years later and resumed in 1970. During the first years, a group of musicians would walk through Old San Juan’s streets announcing the festivity early in the morning. There was a procession from San Sebastian Street to San José Church in which they carried the saint’s image. Cabezudos — people in costumes and wearing masks of enormous proportions — participated in the procession.
The San Sebastian Street festival, celebrated during the third weekend in January, has grown in scope and length over the past four decades. It now draws hundreds of thousands of people each year and has garnered international attention.
Things are generally calm, and you will see lots of families, during the day. As the day turns into night, you will see more young people (and fewer families) who are enjoying the lifting of the ban on public drinking in the streets around the Calle San Sebastián area. The police do set up barricades at the limits to contain the on-street drinking.
On Thursday and Friday, the festivities start at about 5pm. But it goes all day and night on Saturday and Sunday. There is a curfew enforced (Thursday and Sunday at 12 midnight and Friday and Saturday 1 am) so that the people that live there can get some sleep.
Have fun in San Sebastian Street Festival (Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian) during January 16 up to January 19, 2014 and rediscovered Old San Juan while staying in the Hotel Plaza De Armas PR .. We have an amazing prices to stay here for this great event …. We are right next to the Department of State and just two blocks away of Calle San Sebastian. For very limited time we have still room available but,
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We look forward to see you..
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