Oxcarts wheel through San José

December 1, 2014

A teamster drives his oxen down San José’s Second Avenue on Sunday morning during Costa Rica’s annual Oxcart Parade. The event is just one of countless celebrations taking place in December and January. The parade commemorates the elaborately painted oxcart, one of Costa Rica’s prominent cultural symbols. Thousands of people participated and watched the Nov. 30 event, including President Luis Guillermo Solís.

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