Quema de Juda (Judas Night): Scandals and Scoundrels

Q COSTA RICA – Judas Night (Quema de Judas in Spanish) is the night before Easter. For some it means a relief from the restrictions imposed by forty days of Lent and the joy of Resurrection Sunday.
For some it is a night of fun at the expense of others, and for some a night of fear.
“Judas Night will be April 15.  Some nasties always build a huge fire in the road in front of my farm and we neighbors have to call 911 and put out the fire.  Last year about a dozen police came on motorcycles so they could cross through cafetales and farmland and they said they were all over Alajuela that night,” writes Mitzi.

The tradition of a night of pranks and tricks

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