November 19, 2019

La Hija del Mar y el Sol

Today is the day Puerto Rico marks as the day Europeans "discovered" their island. Puerto Rico's national anthem, called La Borinqueña, fancifully describes this discover in these words:
Cuando a sus playas llegó 
Colón exclamó lleno de admiración,
Esta es la linda tierra que busco yo, 
es Borinquen, la hija, la hija del mar y el sol
When he arrived on her beaches, Columbus exclaimed, full of admiration, This is the beautiful land that I seek, it is Borinquen, the daughter of the sea and the sun.