From the Combination of the Different Cultures that Blended in Our Country, Arises the Beauty and Energy of Our Typical Dances.
The word Folklore was coined, in the 17th century, by a man who used to give a word to everything that people transmitted. Thus, in essence, the term refers to the acquired knowledge of a specific people.
That is why, thanks to this understandable notion about Folklore, we can say that the word includes mixed cultural elements of the Indigenous, Spanish and African ethnicities, since colonial times until what Costa Rica is today.
During the patronal and popular festivities of Costa Rica, various cultural manifestations that go beyond music and dance are included.
The narrative folklore, which is passed on orally, was constituted through legends, superstitions, and traditions. Let’s take, for example, the following beliefs: Not to pass behind a ladder because it is bad luck, or the use of garlic to ward off bad spirits. They are myths that even spook the body!