Calle Real’s Party Routes

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Bull Parade

  • It’s celebrated during the civic festivities in February.
  • It ends at Camila Reyes plaza, in barrio Los Angeles.
  • In 2013, the tope was declared intangible heritage by the Ministry of Culture.
  • In 2017 the Costa Rica Tourism Board declared the tope to be a tourist attraction.
  • There is music with party girls, marimbas, and mascaradas (where people dress up in big-head masks).
  • It is said that this tradition has been celebrated since the first half of the 19th Century.

Passing of the Child

  • It has been celebrated since the beginning of the 20th Century.
  • In the beginning it only went through barrio La Condega.
  • The passing is done on December 24th at 6 p.m.
  • The community prepares food for residents who participate in the passing.
  • The child leaves the barrio La Condega hermitage, passes through Calle Real, and arrives at the La Agonía church.