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Pic of the Day: National Stadium glows in the colors of the Costa Rican flag
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: National Stadium glows in the colors of the Costa Rican flag

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 5, 2019

Costa Rica celebrates its Independence Day on September 15. In the weeks leading up to the holiday, parks, buildings, and cars are adorned with the Costa Rican…

What to do on the 4th of July in Costa Rica
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Events
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What to do on the 4th of July in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 2, 2019

Looking for a place to celebrate Independence Day here in Costa Rica? Break out your red, white and blue, rehearse the "U-S-A!" chant, and free up space…

The story behind the flag on Cerro de la Carpintera
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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The story behind the flag on Cerro de la Carpintera

Jonathan Jiménez - October 10, 2018

Every Sept. 15 since 1963, Rigoberto Vega Alvarado climbs to the top of Cerro de la Carpintera to plant a giant Costa Rican flag. Here's the story…

Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - September 15, 2018

Dozens of people waited for the independence torch in Peñas Blancas, the Costa Rican town on the border with Nicaragua. There, the two countries are divided by…

What to do on the 4th of July in Costa Rica
Events
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Events
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What to do on the 4th of July in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - July 3, 2018

Looking for a place to celebrate the 242nd Independence Day of the United States here in Costa Rica? Here are two activities you can enjoy with your…

ICYMI: Costa Rica’s colorful long weekend
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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ICYMI: Costa Rica’s colorful long weekend

The Tico Times - September 18, 2017

We've got a stronger-than-usual case of the Mondays this week as the country returns from a long Independence Day weekend. In case you missed it, here are…

PHOTOS: The beauty of Independence Day in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: The beauty of Independence Day in Costa Rica

Priscilla Mora - September 16, 2017

Photographer Priscilla Mora trained her lens on the Independence Day traditions she knows best: those of her hometown, Santo Domingo de Heredia. From the first farol, or…

A holiday filled with color and dance
Photos & Video
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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
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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…

Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day

Paula Álvarez - September 15, 2017

At first glance, the First Lady of the Republic, a writer from Tennessee, an Australian small-business owner, a Honduran student, and an eight-month-old baby girl living in…

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