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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…

Dining options for your New Year’s celebrations
Events
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Events
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Dining options for your New Year’s celebrations

The Tico Times - December 23, 2016

New Year’s is right around the corner, and Costa Rica offers various options for those seeking to enjoy a delicious meal along with family and friends. Sedate, luxurious…

World prepares to welcome New Year despite terror fears
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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World prepares to welcome New Year despite terror fears

Barry Parker | AFP - December 31, 2015

SYDNEY, Australia -- Global New Year's Eve festivities are set to begin under tightened security, with Brussels scrapping celebrations as fears of jihadist threats cast a pall, just weeks…

Peru warns against ritual New Year effigy-burning
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Peru warns against ritual New Year effigy-burning

AFP - December 31, 2015

LIMA -- Peru warned the public this week against its popular New Year tradition of burning national hate figures in effigy, saying the smoke poses a cancer risk. Each…

Top spots to ring in the New Year
Events
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Events
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Top spots to ring in the New Year

Elizabeth Lang and Katherine Stanley - December 30, 2015

Ready to hit the town for New Year's Eve? You might want to start early: In Costa Rica, New Year's is a family affair, which may explain…

Holidays in Costa Rica: Baby Jesus is more popular than Santa Claus
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Holidays in Costa Rica: Baby Jesus is more popular than Santa Claus

L. Arias - December 20, 2015

Despite all of the marketing efforts to make Santa Claus the star of Christmas in Costa Rica, 39 percent of Tico parents polled in a survey last month…