Last week at the office in Camino Travel and Premio DMC we celebrated our traditional masquerade lunch! Looking for our traditional Costa Rican roots in this mixture of the Spanish and the precolumbian cultures in the masked parades.
This holiday is celebrated in the most traditional towns of the Central Valley and Guanacaste. Places like Escazu, Barva, Santa Cruz, and others, where they create the papier-maché, clay and/or fiber-glass masks.
The masquerade tradition originates in colonial times. The use of masks is also common in traditions in European, Indian and African cultures.