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Germany Marks Unity Day in Costa Rica

Karina Bolaños Picado, vice minister of youth, left, and Germany’s ambassador to Costa Rica, Ernst Martens, German ambassador, were among the San José residents to celebrate German Unity Day on Monday. The celebration marked the anniversary of Germany’s unification. The day is a remembrance of when the German Federal Republic and Democratic Republic (West and East, respectively) united to create one single federal Germany on Oct. 3, 1990.

Ambassador Martens and his wife, Christine Martens, hosted the celebration at the Hotel San José Palacio.

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