Puerto Rico was found by Christopher Columbus in 1493. When Columbus arrived to Puerto Rico during his voyage, the island had settlers called the Taino Tribe. One time Puerto Rico was a colony owned by Spain, but now owned by the United States. In 1797, the English attacked San Juan. In 1952, Puerto Rico took its constitution and became a state.
The most commonly used language is Spanish. Fiesta De La Calle San Sebastian is like Christmas, but it starts on November 23 through the end of January. They also celebrate Epiphany, which is when children visit their relatives to get gifts left by the Three Wise Men. Another day they celebrate is the Night of Saint John, where crowds of people travel to the beaches around the island to jump backwards into the sea seven times.