The XX Festival Nacional de Folclor Tierra y Cosecha will take place this weekend at the Cartago campus for the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica.
The three-day festival will be filled with Costa Rican folklore dance, music, and custom. Most of the country’s traditions, religious beliefs, legends, human interaction, importance to farmers, and customs are represented through folklore dance, according to a press release sent by the university.
The activities are free and open to the public.
The dance festival frolics onto the stage Friday at 7 p.m. with the inaugural performance, “Los hijos del maiz.” Saturday the first performance is at 2 p.m. The same is true for Sunday.
There are 12 different groups from all over the country participating in the festival. Some are from Limón and San Ramón. Everyday there will be different performances. There won’t be repeat dances.
The festival is dedicated to Costa Rican artists and institute professor, César Fallas.