Costa Rica band to feature in London New Year’s Parade
Big Ben, meet Pura Vida.
The Band of Orotina will participate in England’s largest New Year’s Day Parade in London on January 1, 2021.
The band will receive its credentials during a ceremony on September 13 at 9 a.m. at José Martí Park in Orotina, Alajuela. The event will be attended by Culture Minister Sylvie Durán and Robert Bone, execute director of the London New Year’s Day Parade.
Known by Londoners at LNYDP, the inaugural parade in 1987 included 2,000 performers. Recent iterations have welcomed more than 10,000 performers from across the world and a street audience of more than 500,000.
It won’t be the first time a Costa Rican band is showcased at a major international parade. Banda Municipal de Acosta represented Costa Rica when it participated in the 2019 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
The Band of Orotina was founded in 1990 and is comprised of 220 members.
You may be interested
One year after first case, Costa Rica to broadcast Covid memorialThe Tico Times - March 5, 2021
Costa Rica confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 6, 2020. By the end of the month, the country had…
Stress-related dental problems rising due to COVID: More patients choose Costa Rica dental tourismJames Madigan / Costa Rica Dental Guide - March 5, 2021
According to a recent report by the American Dental Association, the vast majority of dentists indicate that the prevalence of…
Costa Rica an ‘ideal destination’ for digital nomads, Tourism Board saysAlejandro Zúñiga - March 5, 2021
A growing number of people have turned to the dream of a "digital nomad" lifestyle -- answering emails from the…