this saturday, the 15th of september was independence day here in costa rica.
on friday i asked my students in class what they were going to do for independence day this weekend. they said "nothing."
apparently independence day here isn't really a big deal .. not like in the united states (according to them). so then i asked them, well who is costa rica celebrating independence from? i got a short pause then .... i think spain? (yes, it is spain). oh guys!
anyway, there was a huge parade that went by the main road on the corner of my street so we went down to watch. i thought it was extremely similar to that of a 4th of july parade at home. all of the students from the schools' bands and dancing squads(?) were in the parades and even a float or two.
i also liked how both countries' colors are the same: good ol' red white and blue. :)
it was a nice patriotic start to a pretty relaxing weekend.
i hope everyone else enjoyed themselves!