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

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 14, 2021

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"]…

WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica

Andrés Madrigal - December 19, 2020

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…

Costa Rica celebrates 72nd anniversary of army abolition by inaugurating museum
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates 72nd anniversary of army abolition by inaugurating museum

AFP and The Tico Times - December 2, 2020

Costa Rica on Tuesday inaugurated a museum in the middle of the mountains south of the capital to remember former President José Figueres, seven decades after he…

Costa Rica celebrates 72 years without an army
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates 72 years without an army

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 30, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday is celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the abolition of its army. While the official holiday is on December 1, it’s being observed Monday…

¡Viva siempre la paz! Costa Rica celebrates army abolition with holiday weekend
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Costa Rica
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¡Viva siempre la paz! Costa Rica celebrates army abolition with holiday weekend

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 27, 2020

Costa Ricans will enjoy a long weekend to end November as the country celebrates a national holiday in commemoration of Army Abolition Day. While the official holiday…

Thanksgiving in Costa Rica was a long time coming
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Archive
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Thanksgiving in Costa Rica was a long time coming

Rebecca Kimitch - November 26, 2020

For Thanksgiving 2020 we're looking back on a 2005 piece that, in turn, looked back on Thanksgivings past in Costa Rica. These days when people pack for…

Where to eat an authentic Thanksgiving meal in Costa Rica
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Holidays
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Where to eat an authentic Thanksgiving meal in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 26, 2020

While Costa Rica doesn’t officially recognize the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of Ticos every year still partake in the U.S. tradition — and take advantage of Black Friday…

Nicaragua celebrates a joyous festival of horrors in lead-up to Halloween
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Latin America
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Nicaragua celebrates a joyous festival of horrors in lead-up to Halloween

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 26, 2020

Disguised as devils, witches, goblins and terrifying characters from indigenous mythology, thousands of Nicaraguans celebrated with joy and boisterous dances the festival of Los Agüizotes, a tradition…

Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide
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Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide

The Tico Times - October 12, 2020

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous Peoples Day, Day of Indigenous Resistance, Day of the…

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian readers!
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Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian readers!

The Tico Times - October 12, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Tico Times! Whether you’re celebrating in Costa Rica or in the Great White North, we hope you have a…

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