Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day
Costa Rica
5420 views
Costa Rica
5420 views

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…

Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?
Arts and Culture
7029 views
Arts and Culture
7029 views

Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?

Fabiola Pomareda - September 13, 2017

When I was growing up, faroles – the handmade lanterns meant to symbolize the 19th-century journey that brought the message of Central American independence to Costa Rica…

PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Parade
Arts and Culture
1390 views
Arts and Culture
1390 views

PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Parade

Jennifer Murillo - September 15, 2016

Happy Independence Day, Costa Rica! As is tradition, last night children all over the country paraded through the streets with homemade lanterns, or faroles, and other lit-up creations.…

Supreme Court bans use of national symbols in liquor ads
Booze
1384 views1
Booze
1384 views1

Supreme Court bans use of national symbols in liquor ads

L. Arias - July 24, 2016

As Costa Ricans celebrate one of the country's most patriotic holidays Monday, the ads for the beer they'll be drinking should, if legal, be notably unpatriotic. The Constitutional…

PHOTOS: Snapshots of Costa Rica’s Independence Day Parade
Arts and Culture
1770 views
Arts and Culture
1770 views

PHOTOS: Snapshots of Costa Rica’s Independence Day Parade

Alberto Font - September 15, 2015

San José celebrated Costa Rica's Independence Day with a traditional parade along Avenida Segunda that – as usually is the case – was full of music and color, with hundreds…

Belgium dresses peeing statue to honor Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
2505 views1
Arts and Culture
2505 views1

Belgium dresses peeing statue to honor Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - September 15, 2015

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- For Costa Rica's Independence Day, bands will play, school children will hold parades and the president will speak, but perhaps the most honorable display of…

PHOTOS: Lantern parade and torch kick off Costa Rica Independence Day festivities
Arts and Culture
3301 views
Arts and Culture
3301 views

PHOTOS: Lantern parade and torch kick off Costa Rica Independence Day festivities

Alberto Font - September 15, 2015

Hundreds of children and their families visited Parque Central in San José to watch the arrival of the independence torch on Monday. The torch, which has been traveling through…

Costa Rican foreign minister: US independence an ‘inspiration’
Expat Living
1065 views
Expat Living
1065 views

Costa Rican foreign minister: US independence an ‘inspiration’

Zach Dyer - July 2, 2015

Ed note: Heading out to this year's 55th annual Fourth of July Celebration Saturday at the Cervecería Costa Rica? Check out our digital flipbook event program here.  – The…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica Celebrates 193 Years of Independence
Arts and Culture
1388 views2
Arts and Culture
1388 views2

PHOTOS: Costa Rica Celebrates 193 Years of Independence

Alberto Font - September 15, 2014

Thousands of students from 18 San José schools marched along Avenida Segunda Monday morning to celebrate Costa Rica's 193 years of independence. Families also gathered along the…

Google recognizes Costa Rica Independence Day with gallo pinto
Independence Day
1175 views
Independence Day
1175 views

Google recognizes Costa Rica Independence Day with gallo pinto

Matt Levin - September 15, 2014

The search engine giant recognized Costa Rica for the second week in a row with a Google doodle honoring a Tico holiday. Today, in honor of Costa…