Birthday Tradition from Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, if it is a child's birthday, the adults will say "Don't forget to wash your hands - and your face too!". This is because a Costa Rican tradition is to lightly push the birthday boy/girl's face into the cake!!!

Contributed by:
Brenda Royer
Cadette Leader, San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Council, California

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This page last updated December 23rd, 1997