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How is Easter Week (Semana Santa) in Costa Rica?

One of the busiest weeks of the year is fast approaching here in Costa Rica, the much anticipated week of Semana Santa. Holy Week...

Celebrating Mathematics in Costa Rica on International Pi Day

The unique holiday was founded in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw and took place at the Exploratorium a San Francisco-based interactive science museum. Every March...

March 8 is International Women’s Day 2022

Women have been around since the time of Eve yet we still find a need to call for equality.  The world still considers it...

Costa Rica’s Valentine’s Day: Love it or Leave it

There appear to be two schools of thought when it comes to Valentine’s Day: Love it or Leave it. Those of the older generation...

Valentine’s in Costa Rica: Beware of Armed Cherubs

Hearts, candy, flowers, mood music and that chubby-cheeked cherub in a loincloth – you guessed it. Valentine's Day is coming. Romance makes for strange bedfellows,...

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday!

A Christmas story we weren’t meant to hear

Christmas one hundred and seven years ago meant Christmas trees with real candles, women in long skirts and petticoats, and men with waxed mustaches...

An Age Old Christmas Tradition: Making tamales in Costa Rica

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,...

Thanksgiving in Costa Rica was a long time coming

In this #TBT piece, we looked back on days of turkey scarcity.

How do different cultures celebrate Thanksgiving?

It’s not all about turkey and dressing, and pilgrims and Indians. The U.S. Thanksgiving arguably may be the world’s bestknown such holiday, but plenty...
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