PHOTOS: Celebrating independence in Limón
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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
Costa Rica
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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
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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Arts and Culture
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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…

What The Tico Times newsroom loves most about Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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What The Tico Times newsroom loves most about Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 15, 2015

To celebrate Costa Rica’s birthday this year, the members of The Tico Times newsroom decided to sing the country’s praises. Whether this is our native country, our…

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…