September 15th is the day Costa Rica celebrates its independence! Costa Rica has no army since 1948, and it has been said our army are our students and their training camps are the classrooms. September 15th is the day those armies go out on the street to march for their countries freedom! But it looks a bit different than what marching armies might look like in other places.
Do you want to know how that looks? Well, images tell it better than words sometimes… So, sit back, relax and enjoy the Costa Rican Independence parade!
Elementary Schools marching through the main streets in Liberia
Hundreds of Costa Rican flags were seen out in the parade!
Little school girls accompanying their school band.
This little ones give it all to represent their school properly!
The national colors, white, red and blue were everywhere!
Girls wearing the traditional Costa Rican dresses, very colorful by the way!
Don’t think it’s easy to get those skirts to move like that!
Did we mention Costa Rican flags were everywhere?
Pretty much every band has a different and colorful uniform for this special event.
Flags, flags, and more flags!
Highschool kids also have their participation in the national party!
These guys made it all the way from Panama to Guanacaste to celebrate with the Ticos!
We can guarantee you will not grow tired of the marching bands!
We told you there were enough flags, but we forgot to tell you these guys are normally the best students from each school!
Some bands take it to the next level!
This young ladies do a fun job with those flags.
We promise it, every band is different!
Instituto de Guanacaste, historically, one of the best bands in the country!
Sax! A nice and fun addition to any band.
Alumni! This celebration of peace and freedom is for everyone!