PHOTOS: The beauty of Independence Day in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: The beauty of Independence Day in Costa Rica

Priscilla Mora - September 16, 2017

Photographer Priscilla Mora trained her lens on the Independence Day traditions she knows best: those of her hometown, Santo Domingo de Heredia. From the first farol, or…

A holiday filled with color and dance
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Photos & Video
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A holiday filled with color and dance

The Tico Times - September 16, 2017

From coast to coast, Costa Rica yesterday was awash in red, white, blue, and national pride. In keeping with tradition, children and teenagers played the most essential…

PHOTOS: Celebrating independence in Limón
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Photos & Video
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PHOTOS: Celebrating independence in Limón

The Tico Times - September 15, 2017

In the Caribbean port city of Limón, as in communities around the country, children and their parents took to the streets last night for the traditional desfile…

Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day
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Costa Rica
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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…

To the streets we go, bearing lanterns
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Photos & Video
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To the streets we go, bearing lanterns

The Tico Times - September 14, 2017

Homes, pulperías, busts of Keylor Navas, chorreadores complete with coffee mugs. You'll see it all if you venture into the streets this evening after 6 p.m. for the traditional…

Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?
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Arts and Culture
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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
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Arts and Culture
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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.…

Our favorite places in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Our favorite places in Costa Rica

The Tico Times Staff - September 15, 2016

It is Independence Day in Costa Rica, a time when we, the foreign transplants who are part of The Tico Times editorial team, take the time to…

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…