Kissimmee shoppers were treated to a holiday surprise after a Puerto Rican parranda
broke out at a local Walmart.
For the uninitiated, a parranda
is the Puerto Rican version of Christmas caroling, except it's a lot louder. A group of people with instruments will go to a friend's house at night and surprise them by singing aguinaldos navideños
(Christmas songs). The parranda
grows bigger as it continues from house to house until dawn.
This past weekend, Facebook user El Principe
captured an intense parranda
celebration at the Walmart on West Vine Street in Kissimmee. The viral clip has more than 2.5 million views.
"I walked into the Walmart in Kissimmee and ran into a tremendous party," he said on Facebook. "Puerto Ricans will stage [a party] even on the moon."