I travel to nearby towns quite often for my assignments. I was in Nicoya this past Saturday. While walking around, I heard some marching band from afar. When I walked towards it, I noticed it was a funeral. People in the parade certainly didn’t look happy but the whole scene looked more like a festivity parade than a funeral one with all the colorful clothings, flowers, horseback riders and the marching band. The funeral tradition here seems to be in the complete opposite end of the spectrum compared to my culture, which is a Islamic.
It is always fascinating to see all these small and big differences and similarities between cultures.
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