Costa Rican culture is a melting pot of races and nationalities. The main ingredients are Spanish migrants and many of them have connections to Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. As would be expected, there is a rich mixture of a old (over 1,000-years) and well blended traditions and ‘habits’. One passion that is common throughout Costa Rica is the peoples love for music. All over loud jubilant music can be heard and more so at celebrations and processions during ceremonies. Like most developing countries in the world, Costa Rican culture is constantly evolving. They willingly accept new behavioral habits introduced from outside their borders. Locals find themselves saying, “Oh! How things have changed, it was not like that when I was younger!” As in most countries, not just Costa Rica, city dwellers in particular broaden their bands of acceptable behavior to include customs not tolerated so long ago. However, the definition of “acceptable” is different for the folks residing in rural areas since they are less affected by the daily confluence outside Costa Rica Outside stimuli, such as tourism, business people, television, and other foreign sources, are far less prevalent once outside Costa Rica’s cities. While those who live and work in the city are far less restricted.