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EVENTS 2002
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JAN : NO DATE - COPA DEL CAFE, A WEEK-LONG TENNIS TOURNAMENT.

FEB : NO DATE - SAN ISIDRO DE EL GENERAL FIESTAS, FIRST WEEK,
CATTLE EXHIBIT, AGRICULTURAL & INDUSTRIAL FAIRS,
BULLFIGHTS AND FLOWER EXHIBITION.
NO DATE - FIESTA OF THE DIABLITOS, LATE FEBRUARY.
NO DATE - PUNTARENAS CARNIVAL, LAST WEEK.

MAR : NO DATE - FOOTRACE, CARRERA DE LA PAZ, AROUND A THOUSAND
PEOPLE RUN FROM SAN JOSE'S NATIONAL GYMNASIUM
TO THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY FOR PEACE IN
VILLA COLON.
NO DATE - NATIONAL ORCHID SHOW, FEATURING 500 PLUS SPECIES,
COLEGIO DE MEDICOS Y CIRUJANOS HEADQUARTERS,
SABANA SUR.
10 - NATIONAL OXCART DAY, CELEBRATES THE BOYERO AND
THE CARRETA, THE LOCUS FOR THE CELEBRATION IS
IN SAN ANTONIO DE ESCAZU OUTSIDE OF SAN JOSE.
NO DATE - BONANZA CATTLE SHOW, NATION'S CATTLEMEN ASSEMBLE
AT BONANZA FAIRGROUNDS, SHOW FEATURES BULLFIGHTS,
RODEOS, HORSERACES AND MECHANICAL BULLS.
NO DATE - THE CRAFTS FAIR, PLAZA DE LA CULTURA, SAN JOSE.

APR : NO DATE - NATIVE AMERICAN HANDICRAFTS, SAN JOSE'S PLAZA
DE LA DEMOCRACIA.
11 - JUAN SANTAMARIA'S DAY, CELEBRATES THE NATIONAL
HERO WHO HELPED SEE OFF WILLIAM WALKER.

MAY : 15 - THE DIA DEL BOYERO ("DAY OF THE OXCART DRIVER"),
SAN ANTONIO DE ESCAZU NEAR SAN JOSE. ACTIVITIES
INCLUDE PARADES FEATURING BRIGHLY COLOURED
OXCARTS.
17 - SAN JUAN DAY.
19-24 - EXPOTUR, TRAVEL MART FOR CENTRAL AMERICA.

JUN : NO DATE - FEAST OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL.

JUL : 13 - PUNTARENAS, VIRGIN OF THE SEA. CELEBRATIONS
INCLUDE COLORFUL REGATTA OF DECORATED FISHING
BOATS & YACHTS IN THE NICOYA GOLF, CARRYING
PUNTARENAS PATRON SAINT.
NO DATE - ALAJUELA, MANGO FESTIVAL, PARADES, MUSIC,
CRAFT FAIRS.

AUG : NO DATE - SEMANA AFRO-COSTARRICENSE'S.
02 - VIRGIN OF LOS ANGELES DAY, PATRON SAINT OF
COSTA RICA.

SEP : 15 - THE FREEDOM TORCH, RELAYED BY A CHAIN OF STUDENT
RUNNERS STRETCHING ALL THE WAY FROM GUATEMALA.
ARRIVES IN SAN JOSE AND TICOS JOIN IN SINGING
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

OCT : NO DATE - LIMON CARNIVAL, WEEK-LONG STREET DANCES & MORE.

NOV : NO DATE - INTERNATIONAL DOG SHOW, A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT
OF DOGS.

DEC : NO DATE - BULLFIGHTS, ZAPOTE RING.
NO DATE - TOPE, A PROCESSION OF HORSES, DEPARTS FROM
PASEO COLON.

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EVENTS 2001
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JAN : 01-06 - THE COPA DEL CAFE (A WEEK-LONG TENNIS TOURNAMENT)
NO DATE - SANTA CRUZ FIESTAS (FOLK DANCING, MARIMBAS
AND BULLFIGHTING)

FEB : 07-11 - TKO COFFEE TOUR
NO DATE - PUNTARENAS CARNIVAL (WEEK-LONG FUN IN THE SUN)

MAR : 11 - NATIONAL OXCART DAY
NO DATE - NATIONAL ORCHID SHOW
NO DATE - FOOTRACE
NO DATE - BONANZA CATTLE SHOW
NO DATE - CRAFTS FAIR

APR : 11 - JUAN SANTAMARIA DAY (THE BAREFOOT SOLDIER WHO
GAVE HIS LIFE IN THE BATTLE)
NO DATE - AMERICAN HANDICRAFTS EXHIBITION

MAY : 15 - THE DIA DEL BOYERO (ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PARADES
FEATURING BRIGHLY COLORED OXCARTS, AS WELL AS
BLESSING OF ANIMALS AND CROPS BY THE LOCAL PRIEST)
17 - SAN JUAN DAY (BIGGEST MARATHON OF YEAR)

JUL : 16 - PUNTARENAS (CELEBRATIONS INCLUDE COLORFUL REGATTA
OF DECORATED FISHING BOATS)
NO DATE - ALAJUELA (MANGO FESTIVAL, PARADES, CRAFT FAIRS)

AUG : NO DATE - INTERNATIONAL BLACK PEOPLE'S DAY

OCT : 12 - PUERTO LIMON - LIMON CARNIVAL
- TRES RIOS (FAIR IN TRES RIOS CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON
SAINT WITH PARADE AND COSTUMES MADE ENTIRELY
OF CORN HUSKS, GRAIN, AND SILKS)
NO DATE - UPALA (CORN FESTIVAL, CORN QUEEN CONTEST)

NOV : NO DATE - INTERNATIONAL DOG SHOW
NO DATE - CENTRAL VALLEY (COFFEE PICKING CONTEST,
MUSIC AND DANCING)

DEC : 26 - TOPE (THE HORSE PARADE)
NO DATE - YEAR'S END FIESTAS


OTHER EVENTS
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- CIVIC FESTIVAL (CIVIC FESTIVALS IN COSTA RICA ARE CENTERED
AROUND THE BEER AND FOOD COURTS THAT ARE BUILT FOR THE FESTIVALS)
- COSTA RICA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
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