Guanacasteco is perhaps the most recognized traditional dance of Costa Rica, and like many other costa rica folkloric dances, it tells a story. Another dance of Costa Rica is called La Cajeta, in honor of a cooked sweet made out of cane sugar and milk. What this dance shows is the time honored tradition of when families cooked this sweet: due to the hard work it involved, it was only made in great batches, and that was the perfect excuse for a party. In these parties at the haciendas, the young available men would arrive to see the young marriageable ladies of the house, an ideal matchmaking opportunity. This dance represents this introduction to society of the young women and the sweetness and illusion that romance always bring.
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