There is another three-day weekend coming. Monday, July 25, will be the celebration of the Anexión del Partido de Nicoya. That day marks the decision in 1824 by the civic leaders of Nicoya to join with Costa Rica instead of Nicaragua.
Usually central government officials including the president conduct a cabinet meeting in the central park of Nicoya to celebrate the day. There is a list released of benefits that the area is receiving from the central government.
The day is a legal holiday, and many establishments elsewhere in the country join in the spirit by having employees wear western type clothes typical of the Guanacaste ranchers.
The province maintains its own traditions, including those of the marimba, food and dance. The province is considered the Wild West of Costa Rica, and it is a center of cattle ranching and horsemanship.