2021 is really relevant for Costa Rica since it celebrates its bicentennial Independence Day this year.
September 14th and 15th have always been days full of patriotism and love.
Costa Ricans are “Pura Vida” and love every opportunity to make a celebration.
People from the whole country try to keep their special traditions nonetheless the original idea is to celebrate Independence Day similarly throughout the country on the mentioned days.
Costa Rica became the best country to visit those days…
All along with the rest of Central American countries, Costa Rica had granted their independence from Spain on September 15th, 1821.
Becoming not only a beautiful little country but the best country to visit.
After this date, Costa Rica began to discover itself, two hundred years ago.
Costa Rica set its identity as a pacific and happy country, filled with green forests and beautifully surrounded by hundreds of stunning beaches.
Since then, they have carried along with many customs, and every year Costa Ricans show why Costa Rica is the best country to visit reminding everyone of this very special and significant day.
There are some facts about Costa Rica´s Independence Day that show why it is the best country to visit on its bicentennial.
Running with a Torch, running for independence…
Starting right on the 9th of September 1821, Guatemalans lighted the “Independence Torch”, this torch was considered very special it represents the feeling of freedom behind every action.
Athletes and students run along Central America starting with Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and ending in Cartago, Costa Rica.
Costa Rica, the best country to visit, exactly on the 14th, celebrates the eve of Independence Day in a very special and funny way.
People enjoy running aside the torch at least for a few meters.
All the schools have special activities to receive the Independence fire.
The torch had become one of the most important national symbols for Costa Ricans.
The best country to visit should have a lanterns parade…
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The lanterns, known as “faroles” are a representative element of the Independence Day celebrations in the best country to visit.
The lanterns are handmade and are a tribute to Dolores Bedoya, who in 1821 took only a lantern around Guatemala with the message that they were now independent nations.
During the previous days before the celebration schools throughout Costa Rica encourage their students to use their imagination and create original faroles.
Most of them are made of recycled household materials, are decorated with flags, national symbols, patriotic elements, fun stickers, and much more.
Then on the evening of September 14th parents and children gather in towns to commemorate Bedoya by parading with their lanterns throughout the streets.
Costa Rica is the best country to visit, the people like to celebrate all the time, but these days they do it both, the evening before as well as on the actual day, September 15th.
Costa Rican celebrates their independence also decorating their homes, streets, stores, and restaurants.
While parading the streets they sell typical food and souvenirs.
On the eve of Independence Day, they also sing the National Anthem and burn fireworks.
There´s a traditional parade on the morning of Independence Day.
The towns and streets fill up with children wearing traditional Costa Rican dresses and perform the traditional Costa Rican dances.
Come, Live everything around Costa Rica´s Independence Day… at the beach
The best country to visit should be firstly toured from the beach.
And the best one is Playa Hermosa in Santa Teresa Puntarenas.
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