Hollyweek in Costa Rica
Each year, between April and March, the Catholic community celebrates what has been called Easter, commemorates the passage of Jesus from death to life.
To celebrate Holy Week, as it is also known, Catholics perform various religious activities (processions, meditations, Masses, Way of the Cross, etc.) that recall the Last Supper of Jesus with the twelve apostles, Judas tradition, the agony and crucifixion of Christ and finally his resurrection, which is the time of greatest joy in the Catholic liturgical calendar.
Some evangelical communities have also adopted this tradition, although not always follow a ritual, yes usually perform various activities and special religious services to commemorate this event, which should not be seen simply as a historical landmark more.
“Easter is the place to be reconciled with God and have a more intimate encounter with him now. Are the days of renewal, which must Christian aprovecharel to assess how things must change and rethink a new life plan, “says the priest José Daniel Vargas, parish priest of San Ramon.
A Tradition Besides invite reflection and meditation, Easter is also used to relax and share family.
In many parts of the world, Easter has become a period of relaxation, they even fail to vacation and forget about the routine and problems. We invite you to enjoy this week on the beaches of Manuel Antonio with your family.
However, “the most important point here is not where Easter is passed; but the attitude is assumed to be in relationship with God and give rise to deeper experiences of life in the personal, family or spiritual realm, “he said.
It is assumed that the celebration of Easter in Costa Rica was introduced by the Spaniards during the time of the conquest. So much so that since colonial dessert most associated with this religious celebration is sweet chiverre, formerly with a more poetic name, “cabellito angel” for the appearance of their golden threads.
In this the cassettes of milk and fruit, honey recipes squash and cassava, preserves and a wide variety of cookies and breads were added.
Most of these culinary traditions persist to this day; but they joined the emergence of countless canned food, which in many households are reserved for day cooking in a hurry, any emergency or simply to be special tastes.
Happy Easter!