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Independence Day Costa Rica, Local Traditions for Celebrating in Costa Rica.

Independence Day Costa Rica

September 15th was Independence Day here in Costa Rica.  The night before, the 14th, there is a big procession where people walk the streets with Faroles.  Faroles are home made lanterns based on traditional themes.  A lantern depicting a traditional house, or with the colors from the Costa Rican flag would be examples of these patriotic themes.  As for the actual Independence Day Costa Rica there is a big parade with the marching bands from all the schools.  I was able to move around and get some shots to give to the people involved.

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