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VIDEO: Check out the epicenter of Costa Rica’s annual Romería
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: Check out the epicenter of Costa Rica’s annual Romería

The Tico Times - August 1, 2018

In this time-elapse video, Jonathan Jiménez captures the scene in front of the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles in Cartago, east of San José. Hundreds…

PHOTOS: Good Friday Procession in La Unión, Costa Rica
Holy Week
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Holy Week
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PHOTOS: Good Friday Procession in La Unión, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 30, 2018

On Good Friday, 2018, Catholics took to the streets of La Unión, Tres Ríos in the province of Cartago to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Actors…

VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions
Events
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Events
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VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions

The Tico Times - March 26, 2018

Costa Rica's solemn Holy Week processions are a sight to behold, no matter what your religion. Never attended a Good Friday procession – or have a few years…

Evangelical Alliance lawyer: Costa Rica should reduce limits on religious propaganda
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Evangelical Alliance lawyer: Costa Rica should reduce limits on religious propaganda

The Tico Times and AFP - March 8, 2018

One day after Costa Rica's Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) ordered Catholic and evangelical churches to stop making political pronouncements in the midst of the country's heated election…

PHOTOS: Protesters call for secular state in Costa Rica
protests
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protests
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PHOTOS: Protesters call for secular state in Costa Rica

AFP - January 21, 2018

Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday in front of the cathedral in Costa Rica's capital, San José, to demand a secular state, in one of the few…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 29, 2017

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky on Sunday, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that,…

PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession

Amanda Zúñiga - April 15, 2017

Despite the approximately 35°C heat in Nicoya this Good Friday, residents dressed up and went out to the streets to recreate the Via Crucis. The Good Friday crucifixion procession…

VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions
Events
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Events
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VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions

The Tico Times - April 12, 2017

Costa Rica's solemn Holy Week processions are a sight to behold, no matter what your religion. Never attended a Good Friday procession – or have a few years…

Catholics still a majority in Costa Rica, but church is losing ground
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Catholics still a majority in Costa Rica, but church is losing ground

L. Arias - April 10, 2017

As Roman Catholics prepare for the biggest celebrations of the church year during Holy Week, the predominance of Costa Rica's Catholic majority is changing, researchers from the University of…

Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds

L. Arias - January 18, 2017

Results of a survey conducted by the University of Costa Rica (UCR) found that most Ticos maintain a conservative stance on controversial issues related to society and human…