Students from the Technological University of Costa Rica participating in the Limón Grand Parade in Aug. 31, 2019.
- Photo via Technological University of Costa Rica -
Published on Thursday, August 31 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Today marks the grand finale of the month-long celebration of Afro-descendants in Costa Rica with the much anticipated Limón City Grand Parade taking to the streets of the Caribbean Coast.
People from all walks of life come together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Afro-Costa Rican community.
As part of the country-wide recognition, the Limón Black Ethnic Cultural Civic Committee Association held a month-long celebration with their "Back to Our Roots" Limón 2023 Black Culture Festival. Now that August comes to an end, the closing festivities are set in motion.
festival concludes with a Grand Parade
celebrating black culture with dance,
music, floats and traditional costumes.
The parade will start today at 11:30 a.m. and go through the main streets of Limón, starting at Parque Asís Esna and ending at the Big Boy Stadium.
This vibrant parade is back after a three years hiatus due to the pandemic. Marcelle Taylor Brown, the president of the Association, stated that they came back with more enthusiasm, energy, and a declaration of intangible cultural heritage which pushed them to work harder to present an amazing show.
She invites everyone to join them in the celebration. "This is an opportunity for people to learn more about Afro culture in Costa Rica," Taylor said.
In 2022, the Grand Parade was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Costa Rica by Congress.
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