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Nicoya Will Glow With The Festival Of Light

By Oliver Perez Picado

Lights, drums, lyres and other instruments of bands and young cheerleaders will invade the colonial city on Friday, December 7, in what will be the next edition of the Festival of Light, Nicoya Shines 2012, considered the most anticipated holiday parade by Nicoyans.

On this day, activities begin at 3 p.m. with the celebration of the City Council session in the park, where there will be cultural activities and singing for the 164th birthday of the founding of the Canton of Nicoya.

The parade of bands, floats and horse riders is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., starting in front of the courthouse and ending in front of the municipal building.

The organization has confirmed the participation in the parade by 13 bands, eight floats, motorcyclists and horse riders. The parade will end with a concert with the group K-orporacion. The visiting bands are from Zarcereña, Sarchi, Palmares and Quepos. In addition, there are two international bands from Guatemala and Honduras.

 
The Sinem Nicoya marching band is one of the groups that will particpate in
the parade.

The organizers hope that all communities can enjoy the Festival of Light. They are coordinating with bus drivers to make a special trip so that all districts can come and participate. The buses will return after 10 p.m.

That same night, the city will light up with an innovative Christmas light display, similar to the lighting used during the cultural week in July. This illumination will be on until January 8th.

 

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