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"Watch the Ox Cart Drivers' Procession" Escazù Things to Do Tip by Strombus

Escazù Things to Do: 7 reviews and 15 photos

The celebrations for the National Day of the Ox Cart Driver (Día Nacional del Boyero) is held annually on the second Sunday of March.

For the locals, festivities begin at the early hour of 5 am with Alegre Diana (Happy Diana) running around the village streets summoning everyone out of bed.
The procession of old and traditionally painted carts being pulled by oxen starts at 9.30 am from the center of the town, in front of town hall (Municipalidad de Escazú) . The carts wind their way up the steep hill to the San Antonio church (Iglesia de San Antonio). When finally they all get up to the large area around the church, the ox cart drivers are blessed and awarded prizes for the most attractive cart and most diligent ox.
There are many food and drink stands erected around the church, local music is played, the whole town is here, having fun.

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  • Updated Jun 22, 2008
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