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San Juan this October 2013 / Halloween?

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San Juan this October 2013 / Halloween?

Hi All -

We will be in San Juan during Halloween. Just wondering what goes on in PR this time of year. Are there any Halloween or Dia de los Muertos-type festivities? Do people dress up in costumes, etc?

We will be staying in Old San Juan and are open to suggestions :-)

P.s. what's the weather like in PR during October/November?

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1. Re: San Juan this October 2013 / Halloween?

We don't celebrate Dia de los Muertos, that's a mexican tradition. But we do celebrate Halloween. There will be costume parties at the main hotels. Announcements are made closer to the date.

Weather is pleasant. 80something degrees. Always humid here, but not terribly so. Although still hurricane season, not too many storms come that late in Oct, so rain should be minimal.

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2. Re: San Juan this October 2013 / Halloween?

Thanks for the response. Being Mexican, I should have realized that! :-)

Also, good to know weather shouldn't be an issue. Hurricane season usually doesn't deter us.

Last time, we had a great time at Cafe Nuyorican. Any other similar suggestions?

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3. Re: San Juan this October 2013 / Halloween?

For Halloween parties there are several like the Coors Circotic Halloween party, the Heineken Monster Ball and the Medalla Yelloween Party. As the date gets closer the information like time, place and main acct will be announced.

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4. Re: San Juan this October 2013 / Halloween?

Any locations listed for Halloween Costume Contest Yet? Anywhere around the island.

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5. Re: San Juan this October 2013 / Halloween?

Osvaldo V,

PR is (for the most part) a religious community. Therefore, Halloween is not largely celebrated anywhere outside San Juan. My guess is that the parties mentioned above would probably have costume contests.

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6. Re: San Juan this October 2013 / Halloween?

@paris7002, 'Halloween is not largely celebrated anywhere outside San Juan' - you need to tell that to the hoards of kids that go around my neighborhood then :o)

as others have said, there are a few biggish parties and for those with kids over 11, this year they can check out House of Phobia at the Museo de Vida Silvestre (San Juan Wildlife Museum) - this is open Thurs - Sundays, now until first weekend in Nov :o)

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7. Re: San Juan this October 2013 / Halloween?

Osvaldo V asked about San Juan as well as anywhere else on the island. My post was referring to areas outside San Juan. Kids dress up around my parents' neighborhood too. Just not more than 10 (IF that many). In the south west, Halloween is not really considered a day to be celebrated.

Edited: 30 September 2013, 15:33
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8. Re: San Juan this October 2013 / Halloween?

@paris7002 my response was meant to be cheeky hence the the smiley face :o), apologies if it did not come across like that

Edited: 30 September 2013, 15:43
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9. Re: San Juan this October 2013 / Halloween?

Not at all! I just find it funny how things are so different in the south. That's all. The south is generally quiet. Nothing going on.

:)

Edited: 30 September 2013, 16:07
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10. Re: San Juan this October 2013 / Halloween?

Well in Mayaguez Halloween is greatly celebrated. Most of the larger pubs will have costume contests, not to mention Yellowtown (sponsored by Medalla), that is celebrated in Mayaguez..

You can even see theme groups dressed up all together in a selected theme.

Need to verify dates, as some pubs celebrate on Fridays and others on Saturdays's. Many people will wear costumes, or at least on some large hats, silly wear, or "scary" makeup.