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A holiday filled with color and dance
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Photos & Video
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A holiday filled with color and dance

The Tico Times - September 16, 2017

From coast to coast, Costa Rica yesterday was awash in red, white, blue, and national pride. In keeping with tradition, children and teenagers played the most essential…

PHOTOS: Celebrating independence in Limón
Photos & Video
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Photos & Video
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PHOTOS: Celebrating independence in Limón

The Tico Times - September 15, 2017

In the Caribbean port city of Limón, as in communities around the country, children and their parents took to the streets last night for the traditional desfile…

To the streets we go, bearing lanterns
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Photos & Video
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To the streets we go, bearing lanterns

The Tico Times - September 14, 2017

Homes, pulperías, busts of Keylor Navas, chorreadores complete with coffee mugs. You'll see it all if you venture into the streets this evening after 6 p.m. for the traditional…

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

Holidays in Costa Rica: Baby Jesus is more popular than Santa Claus
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Holidays in Costa Rica: Baby Jesus is more popular than Santa Claus

L. Arias - December 20, 2015

Despite all of the marketing efforts to make Santa Claus the star of Christmas in Costa Rica, 39 percent of Tico parents polled in a survey last month…

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