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Celebrate Costa Rican Independence Day

Costa Rican Independence Day is September 15.

Costa Rican Independence Day

It commemorates the day on September 15, 1821 when a congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”

Costa Rica was fortunate in that it didn’t have to fight a war to become independent.

Federal Republic of Central America

The original Federal Republic of Central America was based on the territory of the Captaincy General of Guatemala of New Spain which included what are now Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

The Republic of Costa Rica

The modern state of Costa Rica was formed in 1838.

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