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Aprill 11 Is A National Holiday in Costa Rica

Today, April 11, is a national holiday in Costa Rica: Juan Santamaría Day. The holiday commemorates the death of Juan Santamaria (August 29, 1831 – April 12, 1856), a drummer in the Costa Rican army, officially recognized as the national hero of the country. Santamaría was...

April 11 Is Juan Santamaria Day, A National Holiday

QCOSTARICA by  Mitzi Stark - April 11 is Juan Santamaria Day, a national holiday celebrated in Alajuela with high school bands and drill teams from around the country on parade and speeches by dignitaries to remind us that 160 years ago the Costa Rican...