Desfiles de Faroles



Place: the whole country

Activity: historical exhibition Parade.

Overview: Dolores Bedoya ran through all the streets in Guatemala, the evening of 14 September 1821 with a lantern in his hands and looking for people to gather in the plaza, in front of the cabildo, where were gathered the provincial councils of Guatemala, including Chiapas, Honduras and El Salvador. The objective was ranting about throat in a single "Viva la Patria", "Long live freedom" a few hours of declared independence on 15 September.S ince that time and year-on-year, our people paraded with lanterns commemorating the festivities of our independence. The lanterns lit in the evenings on the streets singing the National Anthem represent the feeling of freedom that experienced the central American nations.

Independence Day of Costa Rica



Place: All Costa Rica

Activity: Historical- Cultural, parades.

Overview: Costa Rica received its independence from Spain on September 15, 1821. Before it was independent, Costa Rica was Spanish territory, and Guatemala was a center of regional government. In the month of September of 1821, Guatemala declared its independence from Spain, simultaneously declaring independence of Costa Rica also. On 14 September 1821, at dusk, Guatemalans are gathered to celebrate their new freedom. The torch of freedom is brought from Nicaragua by students of relay runners a day before, arriving at Carthage, with the help of relay-teams, at 6 p.m. on the day September 15, at which time all Costa Ricans throughout the country, stop their work and sing the National Anthem. There are parades, parties and much more. The day before the children of all the peoples of the country celebrate parades of lanterns.


International Day of cleaning of coastline 



Place: coasts of Costa Rica

Activity: Ecological Awareness, waste collection, educational activities.

Overview: A modern celebration, this day joins neighbors and visitors together to maintain the beaches of Costa Rica clean and pristine. The third week of September. The activity, coordinated by the Association Terra - Nostra (ATN) and supported by CANATUR, will be carried out with "the purpose of the program is that the citizenship a efforts to have a country green, clean and healthy; it also aims to educate the population on the correct handling of solid waste, which, if not treated, affect our health and biodiversity".

International Fair of the Pejibaye.



Place: Tucurrique

Activity: Popular feasts: dances, games, sports, cultural and educational activities, Sale of pejibayes, meals and derivatives of pejibaye, creole foods, pastries and products of the area, children's activities, concerts, night ranchera, bullfights to tica, championship of mounted to the tica, demonstration of traditional ends up and ends up maneada, tour of pejibaye .

Overview: The cultivation of pejibaye is originating of Tucurrique, where currently there are 400 thousand kilos in 200 hectares partly cultivated the pejibaye is used for the preparation of meal and by-products such as creams, pantries, salad dressings, frozen breaded and drinks between other. l main objective of the Fair is to promote the consumption of the pejibaye, their derivatives and rescue values and traditions of the culture around the pejibaye. This activity brings together approximately 150 exhibitors and comes to trigger for the benefit and economic development for the area, as it supports producers (ACE) agricultural, that offer fresh and processed product, artisans that work both in pejibaye wood as material for recycling and, in general, the local trade.


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