The instruments, including the national symbol of the cuatro guitar, hanging from the tree celebrate the Puerto Rican holiday tradition of Christmas caroling, known as parranda or asalto. During Christmastime in Puerto Rico, friends and families get together in groups, or trullas, late in the evening to go from house to house, singing traditional songs and playing many instruments. The participants aim to surprise their friends by waking them with music. As the night progresses, the group becomes larger and larger as people from each house join the group to the next asalto. While Christmas is celebrated in Puerto Rico, the more popular holiday is January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Día de Los Reyes, or Three Kings Day.
Tree decorated by the Bonilla Foundation, in honor of Leonides Bonilla.