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Costa Rica Military Abolition Day
I'm a few days early as the official date is December 1st. That is the national holiday in celebration of Army Abolition Day.
This is Costa Rica's 1st annual celebration. President Carlos Alvarado signed the law on May 20, 2020 and established the new holiday.
Since it is a 3 day holiday, I decided to post on Sunday.
On December 1, 1948, President José Figueres Ferrer of Costa Rica abolished the military of Costa Rica after achieving victory in the civil war that year.
The budget previously dedicated to the military is now dedicated to security, education and culture. (Can you imagine this is the US?)
Costa Rica maintains Police Guard forces.