Monday 14 June 2021

Peñas Blancas Border With Special Hours Awaiting The Arrival of The Independence Torch

Photo credit: Wiki Commons
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

The border crossing at Peñas Blancas will be working overtime for the arrival of the Independence torch.  According to the border officials, the border post with Nicaragua, will be working “special” hours Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday the border will be open until midnight and on Friday from 6am and then normal hours after the formal “torch” ceremonies are over.

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The Independence Torch was declared a national symbol on September 14, 2005, by president Abel Pacheco (2002-2006), as representation of the idea of freedom of independence that connects Costa Rica and Central America.

Each year the independence torch is run by school children from Guatemala to Costa Rica, uniting the five traditional countries of Central America, which will officially recognize its 192nd year of independence on Sept. 15.

At Peñas Blancas, Nicaraguan high school students will hand over the torch to students in Costa Rica, who will then run it to San José and onto Cartago for patriotic ceremonies that will be officiated by presidenta Laura Chinchilla and members of her government.

Independence Day in Costa Rica and Central America celebrated the independece from Spain, which took place in 1821.  The news of the country’s independence reached the nation’s people about a month after the declaration of independence that occurred in Guatemala.

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The celebration of the first elections in Costa Rica was held in December, 1821.

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