Wednesday was celebrated as the Día Internacional de la Juventud, and 350 students participated in a special program set up by the Ministerio de Educación Pública at the Parque de la Libertad south of San José.
The event was part of the ¡Con Vos! program set up in an effort to reduce violence and keep youngsters in school. International Youth Day is a U.N.-sponsored activity.
Students from eight colegios or high schools participated.
As well as dance, there were skating competitions, soccer and other activities.