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Costa Rica declares December 1 as holiday celebrating abolition of army
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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 Passover from The Tico Times
Holidays
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Holidays
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Happy Passover from The Tico Times

Tico Times - April 8, 2020

Why is Wednesday night different from all other nights? It's the start of the Jewish holiday of Passover, when people in Costa Rica and around the world…

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Tico Times!
Holidays
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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"]…

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…

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

Nate Doughty - November 27, 2019

While Costa Rica doesn’t officially recognize the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of Ticos every year still partake in the U.S. tradition by gathering with friends and family to…

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

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

The Tico Times - September 15, 2019

The search engine giant is recognizing Costa Rica with a Google doodle honoring today's holiday. Today, in honor of Independence Day, you'll find the Costa Rican flag…

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, 2019

Happy Independence Day from all of us at The Tico Times! Today, Costa Rica celebrates 198 years of independence. It's a joyous across the country, as Ticos…

When you wish upon a grape…
Holidays
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Holidays
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When you wish upon a grape…

The Tico Times - December 31, 2018

Want to celebrate New Year's like a Costa Rican (and many others throughout the Spanish-speaking world)? Just buy a bunch of grapes and send 12 of them…

PHOTOS: Carnaval in San José
Events
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Events
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PHOTOS: Carnaval in San José

AFP - December 28, 2017

A holiday tradition that returned to the streets of San José in 2016 was back again this year to delight spectators: Carnaval. The parade, which is a…