Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Nativity Scene Contest Returns to San Ramón

December 9, 2005

OVER the past couple of months, Costa Ricans have been preparing their prized works for one of the country s richest holiday traditions: the annual Christmas Nativity scene contest.

The contest is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports as part of its campaign of cultural programs, and is being organized for its eighth consecutive year by the José Figueres Ferrer Cultural Center in the coffee town of San Ramón, northwest of San José.

The community identifies with (the tradition), Liliana Solís, director of the cultural center and coordinator of the event, said in a statement. The people wait for it. They come up with great innovations and always come with new ideas every year.

The judges for the contest will be making their evaluations based on creativity, organization, use of traditional elements, style and degree of difficulty in the creation of the Nativity scene, according to the statement.

Interested Nativity scene architects can enter the contest until tomorrow by visiting the cultural center in San Ramón between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. To qualify for entry, participants must be residents or registered institutions in San Ramón, Palmares, Alfaro Ruiz and Naranjo, all north-west of San José.

Judges will visit participating homes and institutions Dec. 12-16. The awards ceremony will take place at the cultural center Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.

One winner will be chosen for each Nativity scene category: traditional, historic, artistic and institutional.

Each winner will receive a ¢50,000 ($100) prize.

For more info, call 447-2178.

You may be interested

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, September 30
Costa Rica
5590 views
Costa Rica
5590 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, September 30

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 30, 2020

Costa Rica announced 24 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 904, according to official data…

Some 34 million jobs lost in Latin America due to pandemic
Business
3342 views
Business
3342 views

Some 34 million jobs lost in Latin America due to pandemic

Carlos MANDUJANO / AFP - September 30, 2020

The two aspirers for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former minister Carlos Alvarado, reach the closing of the electoral campaign for April 1st with a technical draw, according to a poll disclosed this Friday.

CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and Panama
News
21363 views
News
21363 views

CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and Panama

AFP - September 30, 2020

The German pharmaceutical company CureVac announced that it has started Phase 2 clinical trials of its experimental vaccine against Covid-19,…