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

The national symbols of Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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The national symbols of Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 15, 2020

The national symbols of Costa Rica represent the country, its people and its traditions. The Coat of Arms (National Shield): Declared as a national symbol in 1948…

Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 15, 2020

Today, in honor of Independence Day, you'll find the Costa Rican flag billowing proudly on Google's homepage. The image only shows up for Google users currently in Costa…

The National Anthem of Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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The National Anthem of Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 15, 2020

As Costa Rica celebrates its Independence Day, we explore the history and meaning behind its national anthem, "Himno Nacional de Costa Rica." The history behind the National…

Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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…