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April 11, Costa Rica Celebrates Juan Santamaria Day

Today is April 11, Juan Santamaría day, the day that commemorates the drummer in the Costa Rican army, officially recognized as the national hero. The day is a 'legal' holiday in Costa Rica. Juan Santamaría Day is held every April 11. The actions of Juan Santamaría, a...

Who Where The Filibusteros (Those Yankee Invaders)?

Q COSTA RICA, by Mitzi Stark. Outside of Central America few people know about the invasion of William Walker and his filibustero army in 1856. Or that it was the Costa Rican army that routed them and guaranteed independence for the five republics. William Walker,...

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...

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