La Fería del Maíz discover the tastes of Matambu

To rescue the traditions of Guanascaste and revive the gastronomic patrimony of the areas. Is the main goal of La Fería del Maíz [The Corn Fair] that will take part this saturday 13th of July from 10am to 7:00pm. In the Matambú community saloon. Inside the indigenous territory of Matambú. In Hojancha, Guanacaste.

During the activity the general public will be able to enjoy the traditional flavours and tastes of Guanacaste. Focusing especially in the dishes that has corn as main ingredient. Margarita Ramirez, representative of the comunity of Matambú said. That people who will visit the community will be able to taste a broad variety of dishes. as rice with corn, chicheme, frito, tamal de elote, tortillas among many others.

Vera Vargas, from the office of Cultural Development. Of the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud. Said that the activity will help to rescue and document traditional recipes. And will boost the economy of the area. By starting a fair dedicated to entrepreneurs. Since La Feria del Maíz will also have a fair to show products made by the people and communities around Matambú. Offering typical food, cultural products and artistic presentations.

“Matambú is the only community that has the declaration of indigenous territory in Guanacaste. In there the goal is to preserve and transmit the cultural heritage among the generations. For the Ministerio de Cultural. To preserve this heritage is one of the main goals of the institution.” Said Vera Vargas.

The fair will have the performance of the following collectives. Teatro Vagón from Liberia, Danza Folklorica from Matambú, Grupo Andares from the School 26 de Febrero, Cimarrona Hojancha. A presentation of the Quijongo by Karol Cabalceta, Grupo Huanacaxtle of the University of Costa Rica in Liberia. Group “Tesoros de Ayer y Hoy” an elderly people group from Liberia. Marimba Marisol of Hojancha, Max Goldenberg, Nicoya, and the story teller, Marielos Jimenez. Plus Bombas and Retahilas during the event.

The fair is an initiative of the Comité de Cultura y Rescate de Tradiciones Matambugueñas, with help of the Asociación de Desarrollo de Matambú, The office of Culture of The Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud and the office of Culture of the UNED

La actividad es una iniciativa del Comité de Cultura y Rescate de Tradiciones Matambugueñas, con apoyo de la Asociación de Desarrollo de Matambú, la Oficina de Gestión Cultural en Guanacaste de la Dirección de Cultura del Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud, y la Dirección de Extensión Universitaria de la Universidad Estatal a Distancia.

Saturday 13th of July 2019· 10 a.m. to 7 p.m

.· Salón comunal de Matambú, Hojancha