Many cultures have a tradition of roasting a pig on certain important holidays or events, including the Hawaiian, Philippine, and Puerto Rican cultures. In Puerto Rico, pig roast is part of their national dish and it has long been a tradition to have a pig roast for Christmas dinner. That tradition has extended to many small towns throughout the country who now serve the pig roast year round.
The pig roast is a huge part of Puerto Rican culture that brings together the community to celebrate their country and traditions that go back many years. The art in this celebration is found in the preparation of the pig along with the rich cultural significance.