PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Parade
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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
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Booze
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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
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Arts and Culture
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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
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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
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Arts and Culture
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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’
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Expat Living
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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
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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
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Independence Day
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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…

Obama lauds ‘shared democratic values’ in statement marking Costa Rica’s independence
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Arts and Culture
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Obama lauds ‘shared democratic values’ in statement marking Costa Rica’s independence

The Tico Times - September 15, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama issued a statement Sunday to mark Costa Rica's 193rd anniversary of its independence, along with the rest of Central America. In his message,…

Independence day and social democracy
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Arts and Culture
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Independence day and social democracy

Julio Jurado Fernández - September 15, 2014

This column was published last year to reflect on Costa Rica's unique path to independence and democracy. It is still relevant today. Most societies celebrate important dates.…