It’s 2020, and Costa Rica still isn’t an island
We made it nearly 12 full hours into 2020 before it happened again.
On Wednesday morning, the Twitter account for the Rose Parade posted a photo of the Municipal Band of Zarcero, which performed during the prestigious New Year’s event.
See if you can spot a mistake:
Sure enough, it’s 2020 and people still think Costa Rica and Puerto Rico are the same place. Spoiler: They’re not.
The Rose Parade tweet was deleted after it caught the attention of several more geographically savvy Twitter users.
Update (3:45 p.m.): As noticed by Tico Times readers, the post is still live on the Rose Parade’s Facebook page:
In an attempted correction — and we are not making this up — the page re-posted the photo with the following caption: “Banda Municipal de Zarcero presents musicians and traditional dancers from Costa Rico.”
Guess it’s just not their day.
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