The Festival de las Máscaras de Hatillo is a celebration of this holiday, Dia de Los Santos Inocentes, one of the Puerto Rican versions of April’s Fools. Within the city of Hatillo, it’s known as”the Festival of Masks and features costumed people in vibrant and extravagant costumes for an elaborate parade that includes equally outrageous parades that weave across the town.
Every year women and kids wear colorful costumes and masks and participate in parades in cities like Hatillo. The parade ends at night in the afternoon in the Plaza Publica in Hatillo.
Alongside the masks and parades, the Festival de las Máscaras de Hatillo also has performers, music, traditional food, and entertainment for the entire family. This is a very well-known festival across the whole Island, so be prepared for massive crowds to fill the streets of Hatillo.