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WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica
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WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica

Andrés Madrigal - December 19, 2020

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…

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

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 10, 2020

Happy Hanukkah from The Tico Times! No matter where you're celebrating, we hope you find peace and happiness during this holiday season. [caption id="attachment_130543" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Alejandro…

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

The Tico Times - November 26, 2020

While Costa Rica doesn’t officially recognize the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of Ticos every year still partake in the U.S. tradition — and take advantage of Black Friday…

Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide
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Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide

The Tico Times - October 12, 2020

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous Peoples Day, Day of Indigenous Resistance, Day of the…

The national symbols of Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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The national symbols of Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 15, 2020

The national symbols of Costa Rica represent the country, its people and its traditions. The Coat of Arms (National Shield): Declared as a national symbol in 1948…

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

The Tico Times - September 15, 2020

Happy Independence Day from all of us at The Tico Times! Today, Costa Rica celebrates 199 years of independence. It's a joyous day across the country, as…

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