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Costa Rica celebrates Guanacaste Day (Annexation of Nicoya)
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Costa Rica celebrates Guanacaste Day (Annexation of Nicoya)

Zach Dyer and Roy Arguedas - July 25, 2020

This story was first published in 2013. Costa Rica this year has moved the day off for Guanacaste Day to Monday, July 27. Guanacaste Day is celebrated…

Costa Rica cancels its biggest year-end parade due to pandemic
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica cancels its biggest year-end parade due to pandemic

AFP and The Tico Times - May 28, 2020

Costa Rica will not celebrate its traditional Festival de la Luz, a parade of colorful floats that tours the capital city, due to the health and financial…

Costa Rica declares December 1 as holiday celebrating abolition of army
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Costa Rica declares December 1 as holiday celebrating abolition of army

AFP and The Tico Times - May 20, 2020

Costa Rica has declared December 1 as a national holiday in commemoration of Army Abolition Day. On that date in 1948, then-President José Figueres Ferrer abolished the…

Happy Passover from The Tico Times
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Happy Passover from The Tico Times

Tico Times - April 8, 2020

Why is Wednesday night different from all other nights? It's the start of the Jewish holiday of Passover, when people in Costa Rica and around the world…

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Tico Times!
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Holidays
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Happy Valentine’s Day from The Tico Times!

The Tico Times - February 14, 2020

Dear Costa Rica, Roses are red Violets are blue Pura Vida to me And Happy Valentine's Day to you * * * * [caption id="attachment_131569" align="aligncenter" width="700"]…

Christmas Throwback: What if Jesus had been born in Costa Rica?
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Holidays
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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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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
Arts and Culture
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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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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…