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Friday, September 17, 2021
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The national symbols of Costa Rica

The national symbols of Costa Rica represent the country, its people and its traditions. 

The National Anthem of Costa Rica

Costa Rica's National Anthem is not a war song; rather, it tells the story of a democratic people, of farmers who have not experienced great conflicts.

Independence torch travels through Costa Rica

President Carlos Alvarado will receive the torch from a student and light a cauldron with the flames of freedom in Cartago. 

Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag

The search engine giant is recognizing Costa Rica.

The story behind the flag on Cerro de la Carpintera

We take a look at how one man started an Independence Day tradition in Cartago.

Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America

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 a diagonal line where Costa Rican asphalt meets Nicaraguan cement.

ICYMI: Costa Rica’s colorful long weekend

A few faves from over the weekend.

PHOTOS: The beauty of Independence Day in Costa Rica

Photographer Priscilla Mora captured the vivid colors of the Independence Day celebrations in Santo Domingo de Heredia.

Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day

On this Independence Day, The Tico TImes is proud to share the stories of five new Costa Ricans.

Celebrating Costa Rica Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?

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 – were simple constructions, made of paper.
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Nicaraguan opposition activist shot, critically wounded in Costa Rica

The leader of a group of opposition Nicaraguan exiles was shot and critically wounded in Costa Rica, family members and campaigners said.

Costa Rica among finalists for Prince William environment prize

Costa Rica is pioneering a project to pay people to restore natural ecosystems.

International travel recovery lags behind domestic: Boeing

About 84 percent of domestic travel returned to 2019 levels in July, compared with only about one-fourth of international travel, according to a Boeing presentation.
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