Vejigante Coloring Page
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The Vejigante (bay-he-GAHN-tay) is a fantastic, colorful character introduced into carnival celebrations in Puerto Rico hundreds of years ago. He is a classic example of the blending of African, Spanish, and Caribbean influences in Puerto Rican culture. In the northern town of Loíza, the African influence is evident in the masks made from coconut shells and carved wooden horns.
For more, check out The Vejigante and the Folk Festivals of Puerto Rico Activity Book