Posts tagged with "tradition"



25. July 2017
Guanacaste is the 7th province of Costa Rica and the newest in the sense of becoming part of Costa Rica. The territory used to belong to Nicaragua, but due to many constant civil wars and violence, three of the major cities within Guanacaste got together to vote on whether to annex themselves to Costa Rica. These cities were Nicoya, Santa Cruz and Libera (capital city of Guanacaste). Out of all 3 cities only Liberia voted no, but due to the majority vote, the law was passed on July 25th of 1824...
25. June 2017
Like everything in life, behind these famous masks there is a story that despite being sad has a sense of triumph since they were made with the purpose of defending the identity and indigenous culture and today it happens to be an artistic element and as a form of expression and is sold as souvenir. Christopher Columbus arrived on the coast of Costa Rica in September 1502, along with his group of conquerors with the sole purpose of finding gold. In his quest for riches he made no attempt to...