Festivals

Festival and Events

Festival and Events

Palmares Festival: Fiesta Palmares is the much anticipated festival, an open air celebration that takes place annually right after the festivity of Christmas and New Year’s dies down. Spanning a couple weeks, in the month of January, offers a complete package for all ages to participate in the fun activities and it attracts more than a […]

Costa Rican Independence Day

Costa Rican Independence Day

Numerous countries have a history of gaining independence via wars and brutal negotiations. But, for Costa Rica it was an easy way out. It declared itself a liberated nation in 1821, getting itself detached from Spain. Following the rule of Mexicans and then the Federal Republic of Central America, Ticos finally became an independent country […]

7th Annual Costa Rican International Film Festival

7th Annual Costa Rican International Film Festival

The culture of Costa Rica has a great regard for art and people involved with it. Whether it is music, painting, handicrafts, theatres or films… Every aspect of fine art is appreciated and promoted by Ticos. Among the many festivals that encourage talent of artists, The Costa Rican Film Festival has gained its significance like […]

Halloween in Costa Rica

Halloween in Costa Rica

Every October 31st, when people all over the world put up their disguise themselves in scary costumes and go trick-o-treating, the neighborhoods of Costa Rica mostly stay home and oppose this holiday celebrations for many reasons. To them it seems to be a pagan outing encouraged by the Americans to increase sugar intake among little […]

Guanacaste Day

Guanacaste Day

Every July 25th, the province of Guanacaste along with all the other Costa Ricans rejoices on The Annexation of Guanacaste Day. This day memorializes the event when the people of Guanacaste asked to join Costa Rica as their mother land back in 1824. This date has had a vital effect on the history of this […]

Virgin of Los Angeles Day in Costa Rica

Virgin of Los Angeles Day in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a catholic state and it values its religion a lot. Together with all the music festivals, national days and other cheery celebrations, religious events are treasured and they are organized and savored with equal joy and earnestness. Virgin of Los Angeles Day in Costa Rica makes up in the top three of […]

Easter Celebrations in Costa Rica

Easter Celebrations in Costa Rica

Easter Week in Costa Rica is the most sincere religious celebration of the year. Since, Costa Rica is a Catholic state this event is a major and significant occasion. It’s a holiday that balances all the other crazy festive events and is complete with the essence of religious conviction, family gatherings and holiday food. The […]

Juan Santamaría Day

Juan Santamaría Day

The Costa Rican calendar apart from all the wonderful national days, festivals and religious occasions also incorporates within it, days to name after its heroes. One such day is celebrated every April 11th to honor Costa Rica’s only martial hero, Juan Santamaría. Brave hearted Juan was born on 29th August 1831, and he is famed […]

Dance of the Little Devils

Dance of the Little Devils

Costa Rica is a land that owns various ethnicities and traditions. Valuing their traditions is one trait of Costa Ricans, which can never fade away. These people stick to their roots and pay homage to every incident of their past that has brought character and history to their land. “Dance of the Little Devils” is […]

Dia de la Madre

Dia de la Madre

There is absolutely no way a person can show enough gratitude for a mother. She is someone who nurtured you in her womb, gave you birth, raised you with all the love there can possibly be, sacrificed her interests and work for you and became your life’s backbone the moment she heard your first cry […]

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