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Limon: Rhythm, Flavor and Tradition
CommentsLimon has been the cradle of important personalities: poets, musicians, cooks, storytellers and painters. They have all, through their work, popularized the Limon culture and projected it beyond the limits of its province, both inside and outside of Costa Rica.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that this land is the stage of one of the most renowned carnivals in Central America. Today, thanks to the influence of Alfred King - an Afro-Caribbean who 50 years ago began to share with the region's populace his people's beliefs and traditions - Black and White, young and old, city dwellers and Limonenses enjoy the celebration of this Caribbean party upon the arrival of October.
The Carnival is a door that beckons us to cross the threshold and discover the richness of Limon culture. This festival is merely a sampling of what the Afro-Costa Rican community offers, a gathering by which many people have glimpsed the richness of Afro-Costa Rican culture, some perhaps without seeing it in context. LIMON - CostaRica