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Festival de la Luz to take over San José Saturday
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Festival de la Luz to take over San José Saturday

The Tico Times - December 12, 2015

The country’s biggest holiday celebration, the Festival de la Luz, or Festival of Lights, takes place Saturday in San José. Started in 1996, this year's edition of the festival will…

‘The Nutcracker’ at San José’s National Theater
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘The Nutcracker’ at San José’s National Theater

Alberto Font - December 10, 2015

With the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and the performances of professional Costa Rican and international dancers, "The Nutcracker" is one of the most popular shows for Ticos during…

San José Children’s Museum lights up
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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San José Children’s Museum lights up

Alberto Font - December 3, 2015

Thousands of Costa Ricans enjoyed the traditional illumination of the Children's Museum Wednesday night when thousands of bulbs lit up the building's facade. The activity also featured…

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 12, 2015

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…

Happy Children’s Day!
Holidays
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Holidays
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Happy Children’s Day!

Alberto Font - September 9, 2015

Students from the Franklin Roosevelt school in San Pedro, Montes de Oca, celebrate Children's Day with carnival rides in the plaza in front of the school, east…

The sweet quest for pi
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Global
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The sweet quest for pi

Tara S. Holm | The Washington Post - March 14, 2015

Saturday is the day when the circle gets squared — or at least gets expressed with as much clarity as the calendar can provide. This day comes…

A Christmas story we weren’t meant to hear
Events
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Events
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A Christmas story we weren’t meant to hear

Mitzi Stark - December 24, 2014

Christmas one hundred years ago meant Christmas trees with real candles, women in long skirts and petticoats, and men with waxed mustaches and pocket watches. In the…

Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: Fans weather rain to celebrate Festival de la Luz

Robert Isenberg - December 14, 2014

https://vimeo.com/114484908 Dragons, geckos, and castles floated down Paseo Colón on Saturday as San José celebrated another Festival de la Luz. Spectators numbered in the thousands, crowding the…

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