Hundreds gathered in Parque Central Friday morning to watch the Good Friday procession in front of Metropolitan Cathedral. The procession was made up of members of the Catholic clergy and reenacters who performed the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.
Holy Week and its madness continue, with parades and pseudo-crucifixions and Easter egg hunts on Sunday.
The annual procession is held in towns and cities across the country, but the largest and most elaborate parade will start in downtown San José starting at 10:30 a.m.
Even a deeply religious holiday like Easter is not completely free of mischief. Saturday, the night before Easter, marks the traditional "Burning of Judas" where Catholics set flame to effigies of Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus and led to his crucifixion.
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Oceanographers at the National University (UNA) are warning Easter Holy Week travelers to take precautions at the beach this week due to riptides. The strongest currents were forecast at beaches in the northern Caribbean and Central Pacific.
This holiday season, leave the plants and animals where they belong, or else!