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Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day
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Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day

The Tico Times - September 15, 2020

Happy Independence Day from all of us at The Tico Times! Today, Costa Rica celebrates 199 years of independence. It's a joyous day across the country, as…

Costa Rica celebrates Mother’s Day
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Mother's Day
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Costa Rica celebrates Mother’s Day

The Tico Times - August 15, 2020

Happy Mother's Day from all of us at The Tico Times! Día de la Madre is a national holiday and one of the most important days of…

Costa Rica declares December 1 as holiday celebrating abolition of army
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Holidays
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Costa Rica declares December 1 as holiday celebrating abolition of army

AFP and The Tico Times - May 20, 2020

Costa Rica has declared December 1 as a national holiday in commemoration of Army Abolition Day. On that date in 1948, then-President José Figueres Ferrer abolished the…

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Tico Times!
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Holidays
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Happy Valentine’s Day from The Tico Times!

The Tico Times - February 14, 2020

Dear Costa Rica, Roses are red Violets are blue Pura Vida to me And Happy Valentine's Day to you * * * * [caption id="attachment_131569" align="aligncenter" width="700"]…

Fiestas de Zapote celebrates 50th anniversary with huge crowds on opening night
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Fiestas de Zapote celebrates 50th anniversary with huge crowds on opening night

The Tico Times - December 26, 2019

More than 40,000 festive Ticos attended opening night of the 50th anniversary of the Fiestas de Zapote, Costa Rica's largest end-of-year party. The week-long celebration — part…

Happy Hanukkah from The Tico Times!
Happy Hanukkah
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Happy Hanukkah
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Happy Hanukkah from The Tico Times!

The Tico Times - December 22, 2019

Happy Hanukkah from The Tico Times! No matter where you're celebrating, we hope you find peace and happiness during this holiday season. The hanukkiah (Hanukkah menorah) pictured above…

Vehicle restriction in San José to be suspended for holidays
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Business
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Vehicle restriction in San José to be suspended for holidays

The Tico Times - December 18, 2019

Happy Holidays: Transit authorities will suspend the one-day-a-week restriction of vehicles entering downtown San José starting next Monday, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) reported. All motorists…

PHOTOS: The 2019 Festival de la Luz in San José
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PHOTOS: The 2019 Festival de la Luz in San José

Nate Doughty - December 15, 2019

The holiday season was in full swing Saturday night during the Festival de la Luz in San José, where thousands of Ticos gathered to watch lively performers,…

Watch: An Independence Day message of hope for Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Watch: An Independence Day message of hope for Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 16, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado on Sunday shared a message of hope in honor of Costa Rica's Independence Day. Watch the video below (and scroll down for an English-language…

Why our readers love Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Why our readers love Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 16, 2019

During Independence Day yesterday, we asked our readers to share why they love Costa Rica. We loved reading your answers! Here are some of our favorites: Nuestra…