Costa Rica may be small in size, but there’s nothing small about its culture or traditions. Costa Ricans love to celebrate, throughout the year there are various national and regional festivals, holidays, and celebrations. Whether religious, historical, or region-specific these occasions typically include parades, music, dancing, food, and traditional costumes. This day, October 12, our school was celebrating "El Día de las Culturas", or the day of the cultures and international missions (since we are a small Christian School). In the USA we call it Columbus Day. Jakin carried in the Columbian flag, and has his face painted to represent Colombia. Isaac represented Brazil.