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    Costa Rica Celebrates Its Free and Compulsory Primary Education System

    On November 10th, 1942 the “Costa Rican School Day” was decreed. This day is considered auspicious to remember the purposes of Costa Rican education founding principles that begin with the following: “Every inhabitant of the Republic has the right to education and the State has the obligation to try to offer it in the widest and most appropriate way”

    San José’s “Casa Amarilla”: Where Architecture and History Merge

    The "Casa Amarilla" (Yellow House) must be one of your must-see places in San José. This building takes its name from...

    October 29, Commemorating the Signing Of Costa Rican Independence

    La Ley de Independencia de Costa Rica fue firmada el 29 de octubre de 1821 por el Ayuntamiento de Cartago , luego de recibir la noticia de que el 28 de septiembre en el Consejo Provincial de la Provincia de Nicaragua y Costa Rica, reunidos en León, había decidido el absoluto independencia del gobierno español y la posible anexión al imperio mexicano proclamada por Agustín de Iturbide

    Columbus Day: A Commemoration Surrounded By Controversy

    Every October 12, Costa Rica celebrates the Day of the Cultures, also known as Columbus Day in the United States, Day of...

    Discover the Orosi Valley: Great Coffee, Great History, Great Views

    The Orosí Valley, in the province of Cartago, extends between the slope of the Irazú volcano and the...

    Pablo Presbere: a Symbol of Indigenous Resistance against the European Conquest

    Pablo Presbere (1670? -1710) was an indigenous king of the community of Sincé, in the region is today Talamanca, south-east of Costa...

    Learn About the History of Costa Rica’s Achievements in the Olimpic Games

    Costa Rica officially entered the Olympic stage for the first time in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, with the participation of the Costa Rican Bernardo...

    Morazán Park: a Monumental Site of Art and History in San Jose

    Parque Morazán (Morazan Park), in San José, Costa Rica, is one of the most important urban spaces of this Central American capital, as it...

    The Multicultural Roots of Costa Rica: a Legacy that Unites Us as a Nation

    Independence, achieved without being sought, meant a profound social rearrangement, the political conflict being the tonic, mainly motivated by the regional aspirations of the...

    A Place Full of History: the National Cultural Center Of Costa Rica

    It is one of the best places to visit in San José because it is one of the oldest institutions in the country and...

    Have You Been in Nicoya? a Place full of History

    Nicoya, Costa Rica, is a true tourist treasure in the country that encounters travelers heading to nearby beach destinations. Whether by chance or intentionally,...

    Costa Rican Traditions that Identify Us as a Nation

    Costa Rica has a lot of traditions that are carried throughout our history, and that represents the culture of the "Ticos". The best way...

    Why Are Ticos So Proud About Their National Symbols?

    The National Flag of Costa Rica is tricolor by means of five stripes placed horizontally, one red in the center between two white, each...

    Sixteenth Century Spanish Necklaces Excavated in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Ricardo Velasquez, National Museum archaeologist, reported that two Spanish necklaces were found in an Indian burial site in...

    Costa Rica Celebrates the Bicentennial of Its Liberator With a Street Named in His...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica today celebrated the bicentennial of the birth of former head of state, liberator and national hero,...

    Costa Rica Exhibition Celebrates 150 Years of Stamps

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)  - To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first stamp produced by Costa Rica, today marks the first national...

    Historian praises "unsung hero" in Central U.S.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Juan Rafael Mora is the "unsung hero who saved Central America from becoming a slave state in southern...

    July 4th – The Last Great Resistance of the Talamancas

    July 4th is not only the world famous Independence Day of the United States of America - in Costa Rica, it is also a date that lives in history.

    What would Costa Rica be like if the Spaniards had not conquered?

    An interesting look back in time, into a different possible Costa Rica.

    Ancient cultures and prehistoric discoveries in Costa Rica

    Three archeological sites in various parts of Costa Rica give an interesting glimpse into pre-Columbian life.
    Costa Rica's stone spheres.

    The Stone Spheres: A Costa Rican Mystery

    Nestled in the Diquis Delta near the town Palmar Sur is one of the most intriguing and unique finds throughout Costa Rica. Known to the Ticos who live in the area as Las Bolas, these stone spheres, some three hundred in number, have both puzzled and fascinated scholars and visitors alike.

    Who are the Ticos?

    All of us have heard native Costa Ricans refer to themselves as Ticos - it’s a term that has come to embody the warm, friendly people who have welcomed expats into their country and their culture. It’s a term that we use almost daily, but have you ever stopped and wondered who exactly the Ticos are?
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