Costa Rica

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"Costa Rican coastal landscape." Photos/Illustrations. Travel Pictures Gallery. World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.

Religion

Roman Catholicism is the main religion in Costa Rica. Some religious holidays they celebrate include Semana Santa or the week of Easter and the Lady of Our Angels day. The Catholic church isn't funded as well as most are in other Latin American countries. Most people are catholic due to tradition, and don't attend mass regularly. Protestanism is beginning to be more and more common in Costa Rica. Protestanism is much like Catholicism, but they don't worship the Virgin Mary or support the idea of the Pope.

Howard, Cassie. "Costa Rica: People." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.

Costa Rica National Anthem

"National anthem of Costa Rica." Video. ABC-CLIO. World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.

Language

Spanish is the dominant language in Costa Rica. The accent can be defined by the relaxed sound of the 'r'. Costa Ricans have earned the nickname "-ticos" because of their love for diminutive words. The form of Spanish used varies throughout the country. English and Caribbean English are also used in Costa Rica.

Howard, Cassie. "Costa Rica: People." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.

Cuisine

"Costa Rican vegetarian dish." Photos/Illustrations. Shutterstock. World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.

Costa Ricans often eat pork or roast beef with many different spices. There are even times when they wrap their meat in banana leaves. Rice, coconuts and plantains are more popular on the Caribbean Coast. Empanadas have been a traditional snack all over Costa Rica. Coffee is very popular as well.

"Costa Rica: Food and Holidays." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.

Creative Expressions

Literature plays a big role in Costa Rica due to a literacy rate that goes above 90%. Costumbrismo, a art that depicts everyday life, became the main type of art in the early 19th century. Mariachis, the cumbia and merengue are all main types of music found all over Costa Rica; however, reggae is found along the Atlantic Coast as well. Most art comes in the form of woodwork. The most popular is the oxcarts. Costa Ricans also enjoy dramatic theatrical performances.

Howard, Cassie. "Costa Rica: Arts and Landmarks." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.

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