Nicoya festival will begin Tuesday

Nicoya begins its annual festival Tuesday. The six-day event incorporates the holiday of the  Anexión del Partido de Nicoya a Costa Rica, which is Saturday.

The municipality said that marimba music will be heard each day at noon in the  Parque Recaredo Briceño in the center of the community. The park is the center of the festival.

This is the 191st anniversary of the decision that made Nicoya part of Costa Rica.

The  Colegio Técnico Profesional de Corralillo will be holding its tortilla contest Wednesday through Friday.  The woman of the area compete as they demonstration how to make tortillas by hand.

The municipality said that folklore groups will be coming from Perú, Lebanon, the Ukraine and Panamá.

The festival begins Tuesday at 5 p.m. There is a street parade and fireworks planned.

Municipal official say that the major streets have been illuminated with designs typical of Guanacaste.

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