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Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?
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Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?

Fabiola Pomareda - September 14, 2020

In honor of Costa Rica's Independence Day (September 15), we're sharing this 2014 story about one of the country's most widespread traditions.  * * * * When…

Independence torch travels through Costa Rica
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Independence Day
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Independence torch travels through Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 14, 2020

The Central American independence torch arrived in Costa Rica on Sunday morning. In a small ceremony at the Peñas Blancas border post, Education Minister Guiselle Cruz Maduro…

Happy Fourth of July from The Tico Times
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Events
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Happy Fourth of July from The Tico Times

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 4, 2020

Happy Fourth of July from all of us at The Tico Times! Break out your red, white and blue, rehearse the "U-S-A!" chant, and double-check your internet…

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
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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…

Celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica with these events
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Arts & Culture
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Celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica with these events

The Tico Times - September 11, 2019

On Sunday, Sept. 15, Costa Rica will celebrate 198 years of independence. The Culture Ministry (MCJ) has prepared a wide array of activities aimed at celebrating Costa…

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
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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…