Atenas hosting weekend fair that includes an oxcart parade

The marimba music begins at 2 p.m. today for the start of a three-day fiesta at the Parque Central and also in the Hogar de Ancianos de Atenas.

The music today goes through 9 p.m. with various groups participating.

Saturday there are events featuring music, dance and even storytelling from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. However, the music will pause for a 6 p.m. Roman Catholic Mass in the park.

The event is sponsored by the Cámara de Turismo y Comercio de Atenas and the Asociación Cuna del Boyero Ateniense.

Boyeros are the persons who guide bueyes or oxen, and a parade of the gentle giant creatures and their carts is planned for 10 a.m. Sunday. Then there is music and dancing for the rest of the day until 9 p.m. except for another 6 p.m. Roman Catholic Mass.

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