It’s a beautiful day for guests to participate in the celebration if they want to really experience Costa Rican culture, and anyone who is visiting this weekend should consider attending.
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) September 12, 2014
Tulemar Vacation Homes, the top-rated resort in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, invites guests to participate in the unique Independence Day celebrations taking place September 15th.
On this important day, Costa Rica is filled with pride and joy, celebrating the anniversary of a free and sovereign country, commemorating the independence of Central America as a whole from Spain in 1821.
Streets and homes are filled with patriotic colors; red, representing love of life, generosity, and the blood shed for freedom, white, representing peace, and blue, for the country’s beautiful seas and blue skies.
Tulemar Vacation Homes in Manuel Antonio says that Independence Day celebrations are a great way for visitors to learn something new about the country and observe some of the unique customs. “We love this holiday, it’s such a wonderful time to feel the unity and pride of this country,” says Dave Houck, owner of Tulemar Vacation Homes Rentals & Sales.
The resort promotes this day of freedom by inviting all guests to enjoy and participate in the festivities.
Celebrations begin the day before, with a re-enactment of the carrying of the “freedom torch,” which was originally carried throughout Central America to spread the news of independence to all corners. At 6:00 PM, the national anthem is broadcast through TV and radio stations, followed by the “faroles” parade, a parade where school children carry homemade lanterns representing the original freedom torch. The children dress in traditional attire and perform dances, and fireworks end the night.
On the following morning of September 15th more parades take place; school bands fill the streets, dressed in patriotic colors and marching to the beat of their drums. Costa Ricans sit on the sidewalks enjoying the colorful processions that last through the afternoon. Typical Costa Rican food is usually sold at food stands set up along the streets.
“It’s a beautiful day for guests to participate in the celebration if they want to really experience Costa Rican culture, and anyone who is visiting this weekend should consider attending,” concludes Houck.