puerto rican flag

The first Puerto Rican flag...

This was the first flag of Puerto Rico that was used by Puerto Ricans during their rebellion against Spain in what became known as “El Grito de Lares” (“The Cry of Lares”). According to Puerto Rican poet Luis Llorens Torres, the white cross on it stands for the yearning for homeland redemption; the red squares stand for the blood poured by the heroes of the rebellion and the white star in the blue solitude square, stands for liberty and freedom.

External image
 

For those who don’t know, this past weekend was all about Puerto Ricans, as yesterday was the festival and today was the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP)!! 

For Puerto Ricans who follow me, as well as any who may come across this post, feel free t'reblog, and never forget your roots! Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas!! Puerto Rico lo hace mejor!!

P.S. Also, whether you’re Puerto Rican or not, be sure t'enjoy a nice cup o’COFFEE (“CAFE’”), because t'day’s as good a day as any t'do so!