The cultural symbol of the festivities of Liberia
When it comes to symbolic festivals, Liberia is no slouch. Liberian civility is an example of the roots of the Guanacaste culture that has been maintained since its origins in the first third of the 19th century. The celebration of the Liberian Fiestas of that time were based on the historical, social, and economic context of the cattle ranches, which is why it has been linked to the traditional Tope de Toros for more than 150 years.
It is known that the top has been made since at least 1877 and is declared intangible cultural heritage. For its celebration, people gather at the Puente Real in the center of the city to meet (topar) with the cattle that come from various parts of the province and at noon sharp begins a traditional celebration full of gunpowder, cattle drivers along Calle Real, marimba and cimarrona music, Creole gastronomy, and crafts typical of the area.
The Liberian civic festivals are held in February and are a way of remembering the history and customs of a people rich in culture, kindness, and joy that must continue to be passed down from generation to generation. These celebrations are a special attraction for tourists who visit Guanacaste and allow them to get closer to the Creole culture and the beautiful, folkloric expressions of a town to share.