March is Latin American Folklore Month in Guanacaste

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From the north of Mexico to the south of Chile, folk dance has its different cultural expresions, and all of that Latin American fragrance, color and flavor will come to life in Guanacaste with the International Festival of Latin Folklore—United by Dance.

The dance event will tour nine cantons of Guanacaste and will be presented in the neighboring cantons of Upala and Naranjo. In these presentations, shows will be performed by the groups Estampas Mexicanas (Mexican Prints) from Mexico, Parceros de Tulum from Chile, Imagenes de Mi Tierra (Images from My Land) from Peru and a dancing couple from Panama.

In total, 44 international dancers will participate and there will be dances by folk groups from the different cantons where they perform.

According to Guillermina Segura, event organizer, this festival has been held in the province since 2012, thanks to the creation of the International Association of Latino Folklore, of which she is a member.


March 11, Las Juntas de Abangares Boards, Municipal Gymnasium

March 12, Hojancha, Central Park Amphitheater

March 13, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz High School auditorium

March 14, tour of schools in Abangares

March 15, Liberia, Felipe Perez Artistic Technical College High School Gymnasium

March 16, La Cruz, Mirador lookout point

March 17, Upala, Municipal Gymnasium

March 18, Bagaces, Guayabo Church Amphitheatre

March 19, Nandayure, Site to be confirmed

March 20, Naranjo, Naranjo CTP Gymnasium

March 21, Tilaran, Municipal Gymnasium

The activities start at 6:30 p.m.