Costa Rica-San Jose
By Alexandra and Anna
History and Culture
In 2009, the population was about 4.579 million, In 2000, the population was about
3.931 million. In 9 years the population rised around 1 million. In 2011 (now) the
population is 4,576,562.
In Costa Rica, rice and beans are very common. A Cost Rican lunch, called Casado,
contains rice, onioned meat (chicken or beef), fried plantain, an egg, beans and
cabbage sprinkled with salt and lemon juice.
The original language in Costa Rica is Spanish and it is also the most popular language.
Some other languages in Costa Rica are Central American Spanish, Boruca and
Here are some Holidays in Costa Rica:
New Year's Day Jan 1 Feast of Saint Joseph (San Jose's patron saint) Mar 19
Anniversary of the Battle of Rivas Apr 11 Easter (Maundy Thursday to Easter
Sunday)* Labor Day May 1 Corpus Christi* Jun 10 Saint Peter and Saint Paul Jun 29
Anniversary of the Annexation of Guanacaste Province Jul 25 Our Lady of the
Angels Aug 2 Assumption/Mother's Day Aug 15 Independence Day Sep 15
Columbus Day/Dia de las Culturas Oct 12 Immaculate Conception Dec 8 Christmas
Eve Dec 24 Christmas Day Dec 25 Christmas Holiday Dec 28-31
These animals are endangered in Costa Rica,
Such as the Jaguar, Howler Monkey, and the
Parrot. Some other animals in Cost Rica are
Bats, Anteaters, Coatis, Armadillos, Otters, and
Clothing In Costa Rica
For women in Costa Rica, traditional clothing
consists of a dress tailored in a specific style to
include a few important characteristics.
Woman in Costa Rica, traditionally where long
thick clothing with ruffles. The Common colors
on a dress are all ways bright! For Men, it is
simple yet elegant, their clothing is very
similar to the woman's. Usually they will be
wearing a red color on their clothes.
The International Peace Bureau was made to
show peace in Costa Rica.
One Other is a National Monument in San Jose,
it symbolizes bravery and attitude.
A very common monument is the Angels of
Also here is a link for some Costa Rican Dancing!
Here is a link about the Government and more: