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Christmas Throwback: What if Jesus had been born in Costa Rica?
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Christmas Throwback: What if Jesus had been born in Costa Rica?

The Tico Times - December 25, 2019

This article was originally published on Dec. 22, 2014. I wrote last time about the luxuries of a Costa Rican Christmas, but I recently realized that my…

The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps
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Holidays
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The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps

The Tico Times - December 24, 2019

In Costa Rica, we don’t have sleigh rides or the white Christmases of movie fame – but we do have celebrations filled with delicious food and drinks,…

Happy Hanukkah from The Tico Times!
Happy Hanukkah
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Happy Hanukkah
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Happy Hanukkah from The Tico Times!

The Tico Times - December 22, 2019

Happy Hanukkah from The Tico Times! No matter where you're celebrating, we hope you find peace and happiness during this holiday season. The hanukkiah (Hanukkah menorah) pictured above…

WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica

Andrés Madrigal - December 19, 2019

Originally published on Dec. 16, 2015. Doña Flor Arguedas, 71, has been making tamales since she was 22. That was the year she got married. Her new…

Where to eat an authentic Thanksgiving meal in Costa Rica
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Holidays
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Where to eat an authentic Thanksgiving meal in Costa Rica

Nate Doughty - November 27, 2019

While Costa Rica doesn’t officially recognize the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of Ticos every year still partake in the U.S. tradition by gathering with friends and family to…

Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day
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Global
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Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day

Jill Replogle - October 12, 2019

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), which is celebrated today in Costa Rica! Known elsewhere as Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous…

Watch: An Independence Day message of hope for Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Watch: An Independence Day message of hope for Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 16, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado on Sunday shared a message of hope in honor of Costa Rica's Independence Day. Watch the video below (and scroll down for an English-language…

Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day

The Tico Times - September 15, 2019

Happy Independence Day from all of us at The Tico Times! Today, Costa Rica celebrates 198 years of independence. It's a joyous across the country, as Ticos…

Costa Rica celebrates Guanacaste Day
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Holidays
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Costa Rica celebrates Guanacaste Day

Zach Dyer and Roy Arguedas - July 25, 2019

This story was first published in 2013.  Guanacaste Day is celebrated annually in Costa Rica on July 25. The holiday commemorates Costa Rica's annexation of the Guanacaste…

When you wish upon a grape…
Holidays
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Holidays
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When you wish upon a grape…

The Tico Times - December 31, 2018

Want to celebrate New Year's like a Costa Rican (and many others throughout the Spanish-speaking world)? Just buy a bunch of grapes and send 12 of them…