This is the week when everyone loves the traditions of Guanacaste. Lawmakers hosted a group of musicians and dancers Monday to further that tradition.
Thursday is the 189th anniversary of the Anexión del Partido de Nicoya that brought Guanacaste and the Nicoya peninsula into Costa Rica. It is a legal holiday.
But one lawmaker, Annie Saborío Mora, warned that no national holiday should be used for different ends than for which it was created.
The lawmaker from the Partido Liberación Nacional was referring to plans by protesters to march on the assembled president and ministers Thursday when they hold their traditional meeting in Nicoya.
At the same time the education ministry and the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud listed what they have done and will do for Guanacaste.
The Ministerio de Educación Pública, for example, inaugurated a new school in the community of Filadelfia Monday and also one in Palestina.
This is typical at this time of year. President Laura Chinchilla probably will offer more gifts to the area Thursday.