|Yep, that is a statue of Mary being carried around|
Well unfortunately Catholics add to these processions Mary and various dead saints. People show up by the thousands to watch these processions but most people use the country mandated holiday to escape to the beaches and party. There is a law in Costa Rica that alcohol can not be purchased on Thursday or Friday, so everyone buys as much alcohol as they can Monday through Wednesday and then they drink it all on Thursday and Friday. Most people use this holiday as an excuse to party.
|Eduardo sharing the gospel with the ruins of an ancient|
Church in the background.
|Mary followed by a Saint|
|Killillay handing out gospel tracts|