El Festival de Aibonito Celebration
||Saturday, June 22, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, New Jersey 08103
|FREE to the Public
Aibonito is known as La Ciudad de la Flores (City of Flowers). The town was founded in March 13, 1824 by Manuel Vélez.
Aibonito derives its name from a name given by the Indians "Jatibonucu" which literally means "Great People of the Sacred High Waters."
Aibonito its territory is mountainous, located in the Mountain Range of Cayey. Aibonito is known for its flowers, and since 1969,
a two weekend event draws big crowds of locals and visitors. The Festival de las Flores is celebrated every year from the last weekend
of June up to the first weekend of July.
The purpose of the 2013 Festival de Aibonito was to create public awareness in our community
of the history and traditions from La Perla del Sur - A town called Ponce. It is also to bring unity within our people and highlight the common strings
that tie our people together.
Estimated Attendance: 300