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Costa Rica celebrates Guanacaste Day
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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…
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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…

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, 2018

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,…

Festival de la Luz parades through San José
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Festival de la Luz parades through San José

The Tico Times - December 16, 2018

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. Here are our…

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
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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
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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
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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…

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