The Christmas season is beginning to pick up steam. The post office, Correos de Costa Rica, announced that it has new post cards ready with Christmas themes that can be sent anywhere in the world for 405 colons, about 80 U.S. cents.
The first Christmas fair took place Sunday at the Centro Nacional de la Cultura. It will be repeated next week.
The postal service offering are cards with religious and
secular themes. The cards were designed to foster feelings of peace and love during the holiday season, the postal service said. There is a Christmas tree, Santa, wise men and the Holy Family.
The event Sunday at the culture center was dampened Sunday by afternoon rains. The Christmas offering returns next Saturday and Sunday with storytellers, musicians, traditional games, clowns, puppets and a rock concert Saturday night. For those preferring big band, the famous Orquesta de Lubín Barahona plays Sunday at 5 p.m.