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The U.S. Ambassador, Cynthia Telles, is expected to pay tribute today by placing a floral offering at the foot of the statue at the National Monument in the National Park in San Josť, as part of the traditional 4 of July celebrations.

Archive photo via U.S. Embassy.


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Published on Thursday, July 4, 2024
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff




The United States of America is celebrating today the 248th anniversary of its Independence Day.



The U.S. Embassy and Consular Section, located in Pavas Canton, San Josť, will remain closed today in observance of this holiday. The diplomatic headquarters will reopen to the public on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



The U.S. Ambassador, Cynthia Telles, is expected to pay tribute today by placing a floral offering at the foot of the statue at the National Monument in the National Park in San Josť, as part of the traditional 4th of July celebrations.



Later, the embassy will share the Independence Day remarks on its social media.



Costa Rica and the United States have about 173 years of diplomatic relations.



For those who do not know about the celebration of Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a significant holiday in the United States. The day commemorates the country's declaration of independence from Great Britain.



On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which outlined the American colonies' grievances against British rule and declared their intent to form a new nation.




Independence Day is celebrated annually on July 4. It is marked by various festivities and traditions across the country.



The day is typically observed with parades, fireworks displays, barbecues, family gatherings, picnics, and other outdoor activities.



Fireworks are the top of Independence Day celebrations, with elaborate displays taking place in cities and towns nationwide. These displays often occur in the evening, lighting up the sky with colorful explosions and patterns.



The Fourth of July is also associated with patriotic symbols such as the American flag, which is prominently displayed on buildings, homes, and public spaces.


Many people wear clothing and accessories featuring the flag's colors (red, white, and blue) to show their national pride.



In addition to the festivities, Independence Day serves as a reminder of the values and principles upon which the United States was founded, including liberty, democracy, and individual rights.



Overall, Independence Day is a time for Americans to come together, celebrate their shared heritage, and express gratitude for the freedoms and opportunities they enjoy as citizens of the United States.



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How should the embassy organize an Independence Day celebration for the U.S. community in Costa Rica?  We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com



  


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