Costa Rica Annexation of Guanacaste Day

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Costa Rica Annexation of Guanacaste Day (Guanacaste Day, D’a de Guanacaste)

July 25; Monday nearest July 25
Annexation of Guanacaste Day is a Costa Rican national holiday also known as Guanacaste Day, or Día de Guanacaste in Spanish. It marks the annexation of Guanacaste, the northern part of the Nicoya peninsula, from Nicaragua. The inhabitants of Guanacaste voted to join the state of Costa Rica on July 25, 1824.
The holiday is celebrated with street fiestas, folk dancing, horse parades, and cattle shows. There are organized activities in major parks. Bullfights are a traditional part of the celebration in the Nicoya peninsula, where the holiday festivities typically last for several days.
Embassy of Costa Rica
2114 S St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-234-2945 or 202-234-2946; fax: 202-265-4795
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