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PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s Festival of Light
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Holidays
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s Festival of Light

AFP - December 17, 2017

Costa Rica's traditional Festival de la Luz, a holiday parade through the heart of San José, filled the capital with holiday spirit on Saturday. This year's winner:…

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 1, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DXrpDS0M3g Doña Flor Arguedas, 71, has been making tamales since she was 22. That was the year she got married. Her new mother-in-law told her, "Get ready.…

How to make pan de muerto
Holidays
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Holidays
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How to make pan de muerto

Sonia Cordero - November 2, 2017

When talking about the dead around Halloween time, some think about ghouls and goblins and things that go bump in the night; others think of sadness, horror…

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

Jill Replogle - October 16, 2017

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…

PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession

Amanda Zúñiga - April 15, 2017

Despite the approximately 35°C heat in Nicoya this Good Friday, residents dressed up and went out to the streets to recreate the Via Crucis. The Good Friday crucifixion procession…

Only 17 cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week
Business
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Business
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Only 17 cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week

L. Arias - April 5, 2017

As of Wednesday evening, 17 of Costa Rica’s 81 municipalities have confirmed that they will prohibit the sale of alcohol during Holy Week, the National Union of Local…

What’s open, closed during the holidays
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Business
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What’s open, closed during the holidays

L. Arias - December 24, 2016

While most public offices in Costa Rica closed for the holidays on Friday, others will work special hours starting today. Here is a list of schedules of…

Dining options for your New Year’s celebrations
Events
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Events
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Dining options for your New Year’s celebrations

Elizabeth Lang - December 23, 2016

New Year’s is right around the corner, and Costa Rica offers various options for those seeking to enjoy a delicious meal along with family and friends. Sedate, luxurious…

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

Elizabeth Lang - December 22, 2016

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,…

Delicious eats for your holiday celebrations
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Delicious eats for your holiday celebrations

Elizabeth Lang - December 16, 2016

If you’ve got any room left in your belly after the delectable tamales most of us will eat this holiday season in Costa Rica, you might find…

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