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Independence torch travels through Costa Rica
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Independence Day
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Independence torch travels through Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 14, 2020

The Central American independence torch arrived in Costa Rica on Sunday morning. In a small ceremony at the Peñas Blancas border post, Education Minister Guiselle Cruz Maduro…

Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag

The Tico Times - September 15, 2019

The search engine giant is recognizing Costa Rica with a Google doodle honoring today's holiday. Today, in honor of Independence Day, you'll find the Costa Rican flag…

The story behind the flag on Cerro de la Carpintera
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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The story behind the flag on Cerro de la Carpintera

Jonathan Jiménez - October 10, 2018

Every Sept. 15 since 1963, Rigoberto Vega Alvarado climbs to the top of Cerro de la Carpintera to plant a giant Costa Rican flag. Here's the story…

Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - September 15, 2018

Dozens of people waited for the independence torch in Peñas Blancas, the Costa Rican town on the border with Nicaragua. There, the two countries are divided by…

ICYMI: Costa Rica’s colorful long weekend
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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ICYMI: Costa Rica’s colorful long weekend

The Tico Times - September 18, 2017

We've got a stronger-than-usual case of the Mondays this week as the country returns from a long Independence Day weekend. In case you missed it, here are…

PHOTOS: The beauty of Independence Day in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: The beauty of Independence Day in Costa Rica

Priscilla Mora - September 16, 2017

Photographer Priscilla Mora trained her lens on the Independence Day traditions she knows best: those of her hometown, Santo Domingo de Heredia. From the first farol, or…

Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day

Paula Álvarez - September 15, 2017

At first glance, the First Lady of the Republic, a writer from Tennessee, an Australian small-business owner, a Honduran student, and an eight-month-old baby girl living in…

Celebrating Costa Rica Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Celebrating Costa Rica Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?

Fabiola Pomareda - September 13, 2017

When I was growing up, faroles – the handmade lanterns meant to symbolize the 19th-century journey that brought the message of Central American independence to Costa Rica…

PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Parade
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Parade

Jennifer Murillo - September 15, 2016

Happy Independence Day, Costa Rica! As is tradition, last night children all over the country paraded through the streets with homemade lanterns, or faroles, and other lit-up creations.…

Supreme Court bans use of national symbols in liquor ads
Booze
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Booze
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Supreme Court bans use of national symbols in liquor ads

L. Arias - July 24, 2016

As Costa Ricans celebrate one of the country's most patriotic holidays Monday, the ads for the beer they'll be drinking should, if legal, be notably unpatriotic. The Constitutional…