Hospital San Juan de Dios invites public to nativity event

Expats who want to experience the Costa Rican custom of Rezar al Niño can participate today at 4 p.m. at Hospital San Juan de Dios.

Rezar al Niño is a prayer service and cultural event that takes place when the Christmas nativity scene is removed.

The hospital said that patients, employees and visitors will take part in the event. It described the event as a mixture of spirituality, tradition and social participation.

The event is organized by the Damas Voluntarias of the hospital. The hospital’s nativity scene is in the parking area adjacent to Paseo Colón.

The hospital said that this tradition probably is the oldest there. A.M. Costa Rica published a news article on the Costa Rican custom a week ago.

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