Photo Friday – Celebrating Costa Rica’s Independence Day

On September 15 Costa Rica, along with the rest of Central America, celebrate their Independence Day. Basically, all this means is that kids dress up super cute for their schools and block traffic for a good portion of the day walking around in different parades banging, very loudly, on drums.

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I’m certain no one at all can give you an answer as to why they do this, nor what they are representing. Regardless, it’s great fun and one of the cutest and sweetest experiences. I had the great joy of walking alongside my son as he carried a sign which turned to be a pain in his butt after three minutes and then I had the not-so-great-joy to carry it for the next hour.

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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