Avenidazo begins Thursday

The Sistema Nacional de Educación Musical kicks off the traditional Avenidazo organized by the Municipalidad de San José Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Plaza de la Cultura.

The groups include the Manuel María Gutiérrez orchestra, a percussion and strings group from Limón, and three choruses. The singers will traverse the pedestrian mall that is Avenida Central.

The Christmas Avenidazo is, among other reasons, a way to get shoppers downtown. There is entertainment plus the tradition of throwing confetti in the faces of strangers.

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