Happy Independence Day, Costa Rica!
As is tradition, last night children all over the country paraded through the streets with homemade lanterns, or faroles, and other lit-up creations. The lanterns are meant to symbolize the 19th-century journey that brought the message of Central American independence to Costa Rica.
Today, Heredia’s parade blends other traditions into a carnival-like atmosphere. Photographer Jennifer Murillo captured last night’s parade in Heredia.