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Celebrations, holidays, and Rites of passage in Costa Rica

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  1. Celebrations, holidays, and Rites of passage in Costa Rica By: Marcus Alvarez

  2. Celebrations in Costa Rica • Celebration of the Virgin of the sea • Saturday Closest to July 16 • Puntarenas

  3. Celebrations (Cont.) • San Ramon’s Day • August 30 • San Ramon

  4. Celebrations (Cont.) • Limon Carnival • October 12 • Limon

  5. Celebrations (Cont.) • Lights Festival • December • San Jose

  6. Holidays in costa Rica • Christmas • Nativity scenes are set up all around town, and the business or house with the best nativity scene receive a prize • Carolers go to houses and sing for the residence. Residence provide refreshments for the carolers. • Independence Day • September 15 • Patriotic parades can be found all around that celebrate Costa Rica’s independence from Spain in 1821 • Holy Week • First week in April • One of the most religious holidays in Costa Rica • Plays are performed depicting stories of the new testament, and Jesus’ death and resurrection

  7. Rites of passage in Costa Rica • Quinceanera • Big party for girls who become women • Dancing, loud music, lots of food

  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPzshcfCzd8&feature=fvst

  9. References • http://www.costaricamap.com/ing/infofiestas.html • http://www.costaricamap.com/ing/infofiestas.html • http://www.yourtravelmap.com/costarica/limon/ • http://www.costaricamap.com/ing/infofiestas.html • http://www.infocostarica.com/culture/holidays.html • http://www.costaricaexplorerguide.com/php/editorial.php?idm=2&editorial=628