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San Juan has much to offer the public for Holy Week, Easter Sunday

San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo

By The Star Staff

The Municipality of San Juan will join other Christians worldwide in observing Holy Week and Easter Sunday by featuring various activities for the entire family.

The events are the “Faith Trail Through 500 Years,” “Theater in 15,” “Afternoon Cinema,” a treasure hunt better known as a “Scavenger Hunt,” and a family outing on Easter day.

The Municipal Tourist Office will offer, free of charge, the “Faith Trail Through 500 Years” from today through Thursday, and again on Saturday, in two sessions: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For reservations, the public must access the platform. Each session has a capacity of 20 people.

The trail, which lasts two hours and 30 minutes on foot, focuses on the development of religion from the arrival of the Spanish to the U.S. arrival on the island.

Old San Juan, a former military strategic point, is also considered the cradle of evangelization. With the arrival of the Spanish, Catholicism arrived. Still, with the change of government in 1898, free worship came, bringing Protestantism to the island of Puerto Rico.

“This is why our Tourist Office developed this trail, in which they show many of these important places,” San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo said. “In the capital city, we are ready to welcome you and enjoy these cultural and traditional experiences on the occasion of Holy Week.”

Some of the places visitors will see on the trail are the San Juan Bautista Cathedral, Methodist Church, Servants of Mary Chapel, San José Church, San Francisco Church, Defenders of the Faith Church, La Hermosa Temple, and Hugh O’Neill Presbyterian Church.

For information and group reservations, contact the Municipal Tourism Office at 787-480-2910.

Another notable event will be the new season of “Teatro en 15,” which, until April 30, will offer a schedule of performances inspired by values and spirituality. In addition, local Puerto Rico talent have produced and will present six micro theater pieces in the space of 15 minutes each.

“Teatro en 15” will also feature the San Juan Community Agricultural Market, which will sell vegan food, coffee and handicrafts.

The performances will be from Thursday to Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sundays, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. However, “Teatro en 15” will be on recess this Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6.

The Casa Cultural del Viejo San Juan doors will open one hour before the first performance to begin ticket sales. Admission is $5 per play.

For additional information, call 787-480-3532 or follow Teatro en 15 on its Instagram page as @teatroen15.

At the San Juan Museum, meanwhile, a “Scavenger Hunt” will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will search for, within a series of fill-in-the-blanks and clues, some specific elements of the city of San Juan, the San Juan Museum, its exhibition halls, and surroundings.

Also at the Museum of San Juan, the activity “Cinema Afternoon” will take place on Sunday, April 2, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will have the experience of being able to enjoy a series of local cinema productions including documentaries and short films.

Both events at the museum are free of charge. For more information, call 787-480-3550.

On Easter Sunday, the Luis Muñoz Marín Park will become a space for parties, art and culture for the enjoyment of children, youth and adults, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and free of charge. Through the activities the municipal administration seeks to promote healthy coexistence in the city’s communities and the shared use of public spaces.

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