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Activity program of the Civic Festivities of Liberia 2012
February 20, 2012

The event is promoting the rescue of the customs, traditions and the cultural values of Guanacaste


How to get there?

You should take the Pan-American Highway (route #1) going north until you get to the city of Liberia, 217 km away from San Jose.

By: Melissa Solis C.

Come to the Civic Festivities of Liberia 2012, which are taking place from February 23rd until March 4th, where you will definitely spend different days. Here we give you the activity program of the celebrations.

The event is promoting the rescue of the customs, traditions and the cultural values of Guanacaste.

Activity program:

Thursday, February 23rd

5:00am: Firecrackers announce the beginning of the festivities, and the traditional “Diana” starts throughout the neighborhoods and districts of Liberia, reminding the villagers that the celebrations have begun

12:00 noon: Firecrackers announce that the Traditional Bull Parade is parting from Puente Real towards the fairground, with Miss Jimena Arias, Queen 2011

3:00pm: Bull rides with La Sombra cattle farm of Felix Eras of Quebrada Grande and 4 miuras of Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos

6:00pm: Crowning of the Queen at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz and then dancing concert with Son del Barrio and Taboga Band

9:00pm: Amazing fireworks and lighting in the streets of Liberia

9:00pm: Bull rides with Burro Blanco cattle farm of Manuel Coronado of Bagaces and 4 miuras of Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos

Friday, February 24th

5:00am: Cheerful “Diana” throughout the streets of Liberia

12:00 noon: Traditional Bull Parade parting from Puente Real towards the fairground

3:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm of Tomas Arrieta of Nicoya and 4 miuras of Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos

7:00pm: Cultural activities at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz with the singer/songwriter of Santa Cruz Gerardo Angulo and the group Diversus

9:00pm: Amazing fireworks at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

9:00pm: Dancing concert until dawn with the group Azul Plata at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

9:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm of Alfonso Chavarria of Tilaran and 4 miuras of Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos

Saturday, February 25th

5:00am: Cheerful “Diana” throughout the streets of Liberia

12:00 noon: Traditional Bull Parade parting from Puente Real towards the fairground

3:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm Villamar of Freddy Porras of El Roble (Upala) and 4 miuras of Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos

7:00pm: Great dancing concert “peseteado” at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz with Dimension Costeña and La Orquesta Peseteado

9:00pm: Amazing fireworks at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

9:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm Los Cruceños de la Cruz and 4 miuras of Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos

Sunday, February 26th

5:00am: Cheerful “Diana” throughout the streets of Liberia

12:00 noon: Traditional Bull Parade parting from Puente Real towards the fairground

3:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm of Coqui Gonzalez and 4 miuras of Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos

7:00pm: Cultural activities at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz with the National Band of Guanacaste

9:00pm: Amazing fireworks at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

9:00pm: Great dancing concert with the group Nakaome at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

9:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm Hacienda Guastomate of Maribel Zuñiga and 4 miuras of Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos

Monday, February 27th

5:00am: Cheerful “Diana” throughout the streets of Liberia and Quebrada Grande

7:00pm: Cultural activities at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz with Los de la Bajura

9:00pm: Amazing fireworks at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

Tuesday, February 28th

5:00am: Cheerful “Diana” throughout the streets of Liberia and Cañas Dulces

5:00pm: Children parade dedicated to Lorelly Villalobos Morera, Magda Rivas Mata, Luis Alejandro Rugama Castro, Esteban Meza Ordoñez, Jose Pablo Garvery Duarte

7:00pm: Great concert with marimbas at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz with representatives of Santa Cruz, Cañas and Liberia

9:00pm: Amazing fireworks at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

Wednesday, February 29th

5:00am: Cheerful “Diana” throughout the streets of Liberia, Guadalupe, El Gallo and Curubande

2:00pm: Traditional Bull Parade parting from Puente Real towards the fairground

2:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm Hacienda El Ojochal of Toño Espinar of Filadelfia and 4 miuras of Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos

7:00pm: Cultural activities at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz with the Nakual Folkloric Group of Santa Cruz

9:00pm: Bull rides and 4 miuras of Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos

9:00pm: Amazing fireworks at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

9:00pm: Great dancing concert with Pikin & La Nueva Setima at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

Thursday, March 1st

5:00am: Cheerful “Diana” throughout the streets of Liberia and Guardia

2:00pm: Traditional Bull Parade parting from Puente Real towards the fairground

3:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm La Montaña of Johel Zepeda of Santa Cecilia of La Cruz and 4 miuras of Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos

7:00pm: Great Trova night at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz with Son del Kuru and Grupo Nueva Trova

9:00pm: Amazing fireworks at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

9:00pm: Great dancing concert with the group Kaye Latina at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

9:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm Capusa of Playas del Coco of Javier Campos and 4 miuras of Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos

Friday, March 2nd

5:00am: Cheerful “Diana” throughout the streets of Liberia, El Salto, Los Terreros and La Arena

12:00 noon: Traditional Bull Parade parting from Puente Real towards the fairground

3:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm of Mario Arrieta and 4 miuras of cattle farm Chinchilla

6:00pm: Traditional Horsemen parade through Liberia. Dedicated to Mr. Maikel Zuñiga Clachar. Guests of Honor: Fabio Chavez Chaverri, Gerardo Ocampo Fernandez. Special guests: Nazira Burgos Berdugo, Ana Lucia Chavez Gomez, Alejandra Zuñiga Alvarado, Guillermo Rivas Mata, Carlos Chavez Montero, Luis Peña Rodriguez, Gerardo Villalobos Sandi, Luis Villalobos Villegas, Isaac Ramirez, Nexi Pizarro Ortiz and Ricardo Osegueda Corea

9:00pm: Amazing fireworks at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

9:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm of William Coronado and German Coronado and 4 miuras of cattle farm Chinchilla

Saturday, March 3rd

5:00am: Cheerful “Diana” throughout the streets of Liberia

12:00 noon: Traditional Bull Parade parting from Puente Real towards the fairground

3:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm Hacienda La Pinta of Martin Vallejos of Santa Rosa of Santa Cruz and 4 miuras of cattle farm Chinchilla

7:00pm: Great dancing concert at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz with La Pandylla and Marimba Orquesta Maribel

9:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm Hacienda Los Cocodrilos and 4 miuras of cattle farm Chinchilla

Sunday, March 4th

5:00am: Cheerful “Diana” throughout the streets of Liberia

12:00 noon: Traditional Bull Parade parting from Puente Real towards the fairground

3:00pm: Bull rides with the cattle farm Rancho Copal of Macho Carballo and 4 miuras of cattle farm Chinchilla

7:00pm: Great concert of cimarronas with the direction of the Lic. Ronald Estrada at the Parque Mario Cañas Ruiz

9:00pm: Last bull rides with the cattle farm of Jesus Porras and 4 miuras of cattle farm Chinchilla

12:00 midnight: Closure of the festivities with a special fireworks show. Firecrackers announce the end of the Civic Festivities of Liberia 2012

 
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