COVID-19 en Puerto Rico: Salud reporta 234 casos positivos, 125 probables y cuatro muertes recientes

decesos en la isla 808 (deaths attributed to COVID-19 today 10/27/20 – 808)

COVID-19 en Puerto Rico: Salud reporta 234 casos positivos, 125 probables y cuatro muertes recientes – El Nuevo Día

Image of a Vejigante in graph. Data taken from local Puerto Rican newspaper “El Nuevo Dia” 10/27/20.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A vejigante is a folkloric character in Puerto Rican festival celebrations, mainly seen during Carnival time. Traditional colors of the Vejigantes were green, yellow, and red or red and black. Today, Vejigantes wear brightly colored, ornate masks corresponding to the colors of their costumes that detail bat-like wings. The term vejigante derives from the words vejiga (bladder) and gigante (giant) due to custom of blowing up and painting cow bladders. The masks are often linked to festivals that continue today, especially in Loнza and Ponce.

Un vejigante es un personaje folclórico en las celebraciones del festival puertorriqueño, principalmente visto durante la época del Carnaval. Los colores tradicionales de los Vejigantes eran el verde, el amarillo y el rojo o el rojo y el negro. Hoy en día, los Vejigantes usan máscaras ornamentadas de colores brillantes que corresponden a los colores de sus trajes que detallan alas de murciélago. El término vejigante deriva de las palabras vejiga (vejiga) y gigante (gigante) debido a la costumbre de inflar y pintar vejigas de vaca. Las máscaras suelen estar vinculadas a festivales que continúan hoy, especialmente en Loíza y Ponce.

Published by nelsongon

I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write in Spanish and English, fluent in both languages: speak, read, write, comprehend. I was born in New York, but was sent to Puerto Rico at an early age, where I lived until drafted by the U.S. army. Upon returning from an honorable discharge, I found Puerto Rico small and limited at the time. I moved to Boston where I pursued musical studies and later worked as a musician, teacher, and speech-pathologist in New York. I studied music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at various New York City colleges, including New York University, New York City, New York. I played professionally in Puerto Rico, prior to entering Berklee College of Music, and after finishing studies there I played in the 80’s bass guitar briefly, with various latin bands, including the Machito Big Band Orchestra in 1982. I was part of their recording that year. Once I saw the transitory nature of music, I studied speech-pathology and worked in that function after teaching middle-school and elementary grades in the New York City Board/Department of Education. In that capacity, I also worked for the New York City Department of Health as an independent contractor providing therapy and evaluations for pre-school and school-age children. I later worked in the high school setting in that capacity before I retired from the Department of Education. I am now retired and with my spare time, I pursue old, and new dreams, as age is a reminder of the evanescence and impermanence of life.

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