Priests at the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles in Cartago are offering Masses morning and evening for the faithful. In addition there is a Rosary scheduled every morning at 5:30 a.m. through Saturday.
The major event is Sunday when a 9 a.m. celebration of the feast day of the Virgen de los Ángeles will take place followed by a 1 p.m. Mass and cultural activities at 2:30 p.m.
Most of the faithful will have gathered by Saturday evening, and the plaza in front of the basilica is filed with overnight activities, including music groups.
The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad said Monday that the toll will be suspended at the booths in Tres Ríos on the Carretera Florencio del Castillo at 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday.
However, traffic will be heavy as will foot traffic by pilgrims, so expats are advised to use public transport if they are not walking and have to go to Cartago.