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Costa Rican band prepares for 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California
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Costa Rican band prepares for 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2019

The traditional Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. will once again have a Tico flair. The 250 members of the Municipal Band of Zarcero (BMZ) will represent Costa…

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 19, 2019

Originally published on Dec. 16, 2015. Doña Flor Arguedas, 71, has been making tamales since she was 22. That was the year she got married. Her new…

Photos: National Oxcart Parade celebrates Costa Rican culture and traditions in San José
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Photos: National Oxcart Parade celebrates Costa Rican culture and traditions in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 24, 2019

The National Oxcart Parade celebrated Costa Rican history and traditions in the streets of San José on Sunday. More than 200 teams of oxen (yuntas de bueyes),…

Celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica with these events
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Arts & Culture
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Celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica with these events

The Tico Times - September 11, 2019

On Sunday, Sept. 15, Costa Rica will celebrate 198 years of independence. The Culture Ministry (MCJ) has prepared a wide array of activities aimed at celebrating Costa…

‘Feria de las Flores’ brings music, food and art to Heredia
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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‘Feria de las Flores’ brings music, food and art to Heredia

Jacob Spetzler / The Tico Times - May 6, 2019

The Feria de las Flores took place over the past week in Heredia at the Campo Ferial de Perla.  On display was Heredia’s finest. Stalls representing the…

An Afro-spiritual journey by Afro-Costa Rican writer Delia Adassa McDonald Woolery
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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An Afro-spiritual journey by Afro-Costa Rican writer Delia Adassa McDonald Woolery

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - March 9, 2019

There is nothing better than starting off a new year with a resolution to read more books. In an age when we are intrinsically attached to our…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 31, 2018

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that, for generations,…

Around the world in a Costa Rica Nativity scene
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Around the world in a Costa Rica Nativity scene

Elizabeth Lang - December 24, 2018

At Christmas time in Costa Rica, Nativity scenes, or portales, come in all different shapes and sizes, with just as many variations in the way they are…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 29, 2017

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky on Sunday, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that,…

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…