Costa Rica

Janelly Hernandez World Geography September 8, 2014

Go to Costa Rica!

You should come and visit Costa Rica one day! They have amazing attractions such as a Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Arenal Volcano, Corcovado Park, and many more sightings! It has also alot of beaches and amazing waterfalls!

Religion

Religion: Catholicism

Mostly 76% are Roman Catholic

Mainly my people believe in Catholicism also

Language

Language:

Spanish (official language)

Hello- Hola

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People

White or Mestizo 83.6%

Mulato 6.7%

Indigenous 2.4%

African descent 1.1%

Customs and Traditions

Festivals


  • New Years celebration (January 1)
  • Palmares Festival(Fist week of January)
  • CENACsummer festival(February 13-16)
  • Sun Festival(Last week of February)
  • Easter(April)
  • San Juan Day(May 17)
  • Saints Peters and Paul Day(June 29)
  • Virgin of the Seas Fiestas(July 16)
  • Virgin of Los Angeles (August 2)
  • Dia de la Raza(October 12)
  • Dia de los Inocentes(November 12)
  • Festival de las Luces(First week of December)
Holidays


April 11: Juan SantaMariaDay

May 1st: Labor Day

July 25:Annexation of Guanacaste Day

Aug 2: Patron Saint Day

Aug 15: Mother's Day

September 15: Independence Day

November 2: All Soul's Day

December 25: Christmas Day


Dances

Merengue

Salsa

Cumbia

Folkloric Dancing


Music

Folk Music

Classical Music

Jazz

Calypso

Reggae

Tropical

Food

Ceviche

Casado

Gallo Pinto

Olla de Carne

Sopa de Mariscos

Arroz con camarones

Arroz con Mariscos

Tamales

Empanadas

Horchata

Economy

What they do for a living

The worker can apply a working permit for one year. In order to work there, you must be a resident or citizen of Costa Rica or else you cannot apply or work for a job. There is a large pool of highly literate and well trained people to fill nearly every job category.

Holidays/Festivals

Costa Rica celebrates at least 5 traditions every month. For example, they celebrate the Sun Festival that culminates in a fire ceremony and a gathering to promote solar power. This is a celebration taken place on the last week of February.