10 Things to Learn From Costa Rican People

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A  woman performs during the Light Festival Parade Christmas celebrations in San Jose, on December 2009. The festival, promoted by the municipality, was dedicated to the environment with a call to take action for climate change.   AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Costa Rica Living – These are things that people could learn from Ticos, the people of Costa Rica.

1. How to keep the party going

A woman performs during the Light Festival Parade Christmas celebrations in San Jose, on December 2009. The festival, promoted by the municipality, was dedicated to the environment with a call to take action for climate change. AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Whenever an American city or neighborhood, big or small, has a festival, there are weeks of preparation involved followed by fliers and social media advertising. In Costa Rica, they just seem to spontaneously happen. I could hear marching bands practicing regularly into the night only to suddenly take to the streets for God knows what. Music might be booming down at Mercado Viejo or, as had happened on more than one occasion, a group of Mascaradas (a popular Costa Rican tradition of dressing up as large, masked characters often with roots in national legend) could be dancing in circles warming up before a procession. Even in my pueblito, there was always something happening.

2. What a town is supposed to look like

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Via:: Costa Rican Times