After breakfast, commence volunteer work as directed. Lunch provided then back to assignment. Since the schedule is similar to other volunteering days, we can talk about the fascinating culture of Costa Rica. Since the majority of Costa Ricans are not indigenous to the region, Costa Rica has less cultural flair than other Latin American countries.
The backbone of Costa Rican culture is the family. Family ties are of the most important aspect. Many of the most important Costa Rican traditions revolve around the family: baptisms, engagement parties, weddings, first communions and funerals.
Religion also plays an important role in Costa Rican culture but takes a back burner to family. Many religious celebrations are more about spending time with family and partying than they are about the religious significance of the holiday. Religious parades and processions occur here just as they do in other Latin American countries.
Easter in Costa Rica
Costa Rica experiences two major economic shutdowns that revolve around the Easter and Christmas holidays. During this time, Businesses can be closed for up to five days, transportation services cease, and families use this time to spend time together and worship.
Another integral part of Costa Rican tradition is the pilgrimage to Basilica de los Angeles. This pilgrimage takes place each year and is in honor of the Virgin of the Angels.
After volunteer work ends today, late afternoon Latin dance lessons available with a minimum of four participants.
Dinner and overnight stay with host family.
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