Independence Day in Costa Rica

Google.com pays tribute to Costa Rica on September 15th

Google.com pays tribute to Costa Rica on September 15th

Like the rest of Central America, Costa Rica never fought for independence from Spain. On September 15, 1821, after the final Spanish defeat in the Mexican War of Independence (1810–21), the authorities in Guatemala declared the independence of all of Central America. That date is still celebrated as Independence Day in Costa Rica, even though, technically, under the Spanish Constitution of 1812 that had been readopted in 1820, Nicaragua and Costa Rica had become an autonomous province with its capital in León.

Like other Central American nations, Costa Rica joined the short-lived First Mexican Empire of Agustín de Iturbide but, after its collapse in 1823, Costa Rica became, instead, a province of the new Federal Republic of Central America, which theoretically existed from 1823 to 1839, but which exercised a very loose authority over its constituent provinces, particularly the poor and remote Costa Rica. In 1824, the Costa Rican capital was moved to San José, leading to a brief outburst of violence over rivalry with the old capital,Cartago. While civil wars raged both among the provinces of the Federal Republic of Central America and between political factions within individual provinces, Costa Rica remained largely at peace.

 

The 1849 national coat of arms was featured in the first postal stamp issued in 1862

In 1838, long after the Federal Republic of Central America ceased to function in practice, Costa Rica formally withdrew and proclaimed itself sovereign. The considerable distance and poor communication routes between Guatemala City and the Central Plateau, where most of the Costa Rican population lived then and still lives now, meant the local population had little allegiance to the federal government in Guatemala. From colonial times to now, Costa Rica's reluctance to become politically tied with the rest of Central America has been a major obstacle to efforts for greater regional integration.

 

- wikipedia


Parrotheads united at Coconutz!

Central Oklahoma Parrothead Association (COPA) goes to Coconutz for the Rick Lamb concert at 4pm and its' Happy Hour!

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Mike Joseph LIVE at La Vida Loca

We are honored to present Mike Joseph backed by the 220 Reggae Band this coming Sunday, 4/13/14!!!

Mike Joseph is a fast rising star in Guanacaste, and will be accompanied by the 220 band as they release their new album!!!  Great free show for all ages!!!

To make it even better, were doing HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY so you can stay later and have the MOST FUN!!!

Dont forget to try our famous Schnitzelfest while youre here!!!

See ya there!!!  PURA VIDA!!!


Final Four at Coconutz

Food & Drink Specials! Pitchers of Miller Lite available.


DONNIE WALSH one last time at LA VIDA LOCA

Come catch Donnie Walsh and his famous Blues act with The Leatherbacks on last time this season!!  One helluva blues show mixed with a little bit of rock, you'll definitely want to make this show!!  Come early or buy tickets at the bar now to enjoy our mouth watering Tenderloin and Mahi buffet, filled with tons of other goodies!!!  Buffet at 630p, music at 730p!!!  See ya there!!!


Comedy & Magic Show at Zi Lounge

Come enjoy the Comedy & Magic of Fraser Frase AT ZI LOUNGE. Starts at 6:30pm. No Cover.

Don't forget about the Prime Rib Special every Friday!


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