Independence Day celebrations will take place throughout Costa Rica starting in the evening (local time) on Saturday, September 14, and continuing through Sunday, September 15. Parades and festivities are planned in urban centers nationwide, including in the nation's capital San José and in Cartago, where President Carlos Alvarado will receive a ceremonial freedom torch on Saturday.
Associated transportation and commercial disruptions are expected across major cities throughout the weekend.
Costa Rica is celebrating its 198th year of independence from Spain.
Individuals in Costa Rica, particularly in Cartago and San José, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate increased travel times due to high traffic and increased security measures, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities. Be alert and report any suspicious objects or behavior to the local authorities.
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