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Costa Rica Happy Independence Day

Flag of Costa Rica with red, white and blue stripesHappy Independence Day, Costa Rica! Today, September 15th, is the 189th anniversary of the independence of Costa Rica and is a national holiday in Costa Rica. Banks, businesses and most retail operations will be closed for the day.

Tuesday night starts the celebration with Ticos gathering to sing the national anthem and lighting candle lanterns. Parades will be held around the country. Some road sections will be closed. . Many Ticos will sing patriotic songs and carry flags.

Most parades are scheduled for early morning so that they will beat the afternoon rains that are typical of the rainy season – also known as The Green Season.

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