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This is celebrated in the first two weeks of January in Palmares de Alajuela. Concerts with music, rodeos (even bullfighting) and firework displays are held. There is also a fairground and sporting competitions.
I have been spending the past two weeks since the New Year getting back in shape, as it were. That fight with the bull brought out the best in me, but took the best out of me too. Fortunately, San Jose is actually a pretty good place to get yourself fit in so many different ways.
Another New Year’s tradition that bewilder me still to this day is when ticans run around their houses TWICE with a suitcase or a backpack. This one supposedly ensures one’s capacity to travel far in the coming year.
There’s a lot of traditions observed by native ticans during New Year’s Eve. Another practice is the consumption of twelve grapes at midnight.« Previous Entries