All Hollows Eve or as known today, "Halloween" is not a Costa Rican holiday, but rather another holiday or tradition inserted by other cultures. In this case the US. But who wouldn't insert it into the culture? It's a great excuse to get free candy, dress up and party! So all over you will see parties Costa Rica style, haunted houses and children on the street with parents.
Few actually know that the Ministry of Culture named October 31st in Costa Rica to be, "Dia de las Mascaradas" in memory of Spaniard carnival style festivals. For those that do know about the day, mainly artist who take the chance to exhibit their art.
So this upcoming October 31st, what are you gonna celebrate? Halloween or Dia de las Mascaradas?