On September 15, 2012 Friends of Costa Rica had the honor of joining the Asociación Costa Rica in celebrating the Costa Rican Independence Day at the Costa Rica Embassy in Washington, DC. This annual event attracts hundreds of ticos in the Washington, DC area for comida tipica y baile tipica. This year’s event sponsored by Asociación Costa Rica had the great support of RPCVs from Costa Rica especially Alicia Barrera (Tico 17, CYF) who worked to coordinate volunteers, event sponsors, food vendors, event logistics, and much more.
Over 20 RPCVs from Costa Rica where in attendance this year. Many of the members of the Friends of Costa Rica had the opportunity to meet with the ambassador Ms. Muni Figueres who thanked each of the RPCVs for their service to Costa Rica during the celebration. Friends of Costa Rica would like to thank the Asociación Costa Rica of Washington, DC and Costa Rica Embassy for their generous hospitality to all members of Friends of Costa Rica. We especially would like to thank Orlando Carvajal, President of Asociación Costa Rica. For more information on the Asociación Costa Rica please visit their website here.
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