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    The Puntarenas Carnival
    Costa Rica 02.02.2009 EVENTS
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    The Puntarenas Carnival in the coastal town Puntarenas of Costa Rica will be happening from the 5th until the 16th February. It is a continuous parade of carnival dancers and mascaradas, which are large painted smiling heads made to be worn by those in the procession as they dance to latino music.

    A carnival queen is chosen on the first day of the festival and everyone stops to see the crowning ceremony which takes place in the Plaza Pacifico. Afterwards there is a huge explosion ...