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Sanse DFW 2019: the Puerto Rican “longest Christmas festivity in the world” arrives at Texas Live! in Arlington, Texas

(Arlington, Texas) – Puerto Rico celebrates the longest Christmas in the world, and that celebration will be felt on Sunday, January 27, 2019 with the Sanse DFW 2019 event, to be presented at Texas Live! at the Arlington Entertainment District, from 11:00 a.m. "Sanse" is the abbreviation of the Fiestas de Calle San Sebastián, traditionally celebrated in Puerto Rico and which extends the joy of the Christmas holiday in the month of January.

"We invite the entire community of North Texas to the Fiestas de la Sanse DFW- 2019, to enjoy this Puerto Rican tradition in which we will have, art, fun and of course music," said Ernesto González, founder (or co-founder) de Traigo Esta Trulla, organizers of the Sanse DFW 2019. Traigo Esta Trulla, has a mission to connect and unite the Puerto Rican community in North Texas through activities of Christmas tradition, cultural events, appreciation of folklore and tasting of traditional typical dishes.

In this second year, the artistic show of Sanse 2019 DFW, will have Puerto Rico's musical diversity, from Christmas music, salsa, urban with artists like Pirulo and the Tribu, Herminio de Jesús and his orchestra, Pleneros 100 x35, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, Los Splendi2, Nelson Pinero, DJ Bore Player, DJ Ronald C, Puerto Rican Music Choir Opus Anima and the comedian Luis García.

Also will have exhibitors of artists, non-profit organizations and event sponsors.

“We are very excited to perform the Sanse DFW 2019 at Texas Live! with Big Stage, LED TV and definitely world class facilities. Equally the parking will be free of cost,” said Gonzalez. To participate in the event and facilitate access, tickets are available for purchase www.fiestasdelasanse.com.

The Sanse DFW also had its first official American event poster made by the Puerto Rican artist Noin Rivera. Only 500 illustrations of the commemorative poster have been made in high quality, signed by the artist which is already available for purchase on the web page https://squareup.com/store/traigo-esta-trulla or can also be obtained at the event.

"That day at Texas Live! we will transport you to a Christmas party in Puerto Rico, where we will share our music of aguinaldo, plenas and also the fusion with modern rhythms. Let the world see how the longest and most diverse Christmas is celebrated,” added González from Traigo Esta Trulla.

 About Traigo Esta Trulla

In Bedford, Texas, during Christmas of 2017, Ernesto González “Cheny” started an online movement with the help of his friend Jaime Vives. The goal, is to promote parrandas online, uniting all the diaspora with the local people who are still in Puerto Rico that suffered the hit of category five Hurricane María. Bringing song, as a relief to the pain they have, the parrandas are typical ways to share the Christmas spirt during December in Puerto Rico.

In order to promote the concept, Ernesto approached a local radio station on the island. The idea, was to support the people on the island, by celebrating the Parrandas Virtuales concept with people around the world and  traigoestatrulla.com. Looking for the rights to use the popular songs, Ernesto, after much research, found Herminio de Jesus, the author of the music. Herminio loved the idea and gave his support. 3,000 people eventually joined the facebook group and celebrated the traditional parrandas online, in an virtual social environment.

After the acceptance of the parrandas virtuales, Ernesto saw the opportunity to celebrate the Sansebastián Festival in Dallas/Fortworth  More than 6,000 show at the event and was a total success. In 2018  Traigo esta Trulla was incorporated as a non for profit organization and now  want to keep growing the organization and unite more and more  Puerto Ricans around the world to show and educate everyone about who we are and how we celebrate Christmas.

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