El “Dia de San Juan” Scholarship Festival
The Western Region Puerto Rican Council’s (WRPRC) El “Dia de San Juan” Scholarship Fund Raising event is one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer festival season. Like the huge San Jose Jazz Festival El “Dia de San Juan” festival is a major cultural event in the Silicon Valley.
El “Día de San Juan” is a joyous celebration of music, dance, food, culture, language, ownership, history, hopefulness, and agency. El “Día de San Juan” is the Fourth of July, it’s Cinco de Mayo, it’s Saint Patrick’s Day, it’s Bastille Day, it’s our day. It’s a day to be with friends, family, and loved ones.
It’s a day to eat, to dance, to remember and to create new memories. It’s a time to debate and a time play dominoes. It’s a time to eat too much food, doze and flirt. It’s a time to joke and to laugh, to see old friends and make new ones. It’s a celebration of life, an expression of joy, and a tribute to San Juan, the patron saint and name sake of the capital of Borinquen. It’s a day to come together and share all that it means to be “Boricua!”