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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.

Coming from a country obessed with war, this was one of the main reasons we chose Costa Rica as our relocation desination!




Costa Rica remains a peaceful nation despite the continuing violence in neighboring countries. The border between Costa Rica and Panama became the only non-militarized frontier in the world after Panama followed Costa Rica's example and abolished its military in 1989

Knowing Costa Rica I am sure that they have activities planned, it just so happens that I cannot find the schedule. In addition, the festivities may be abbreviated due to Covid.

This is a video I did this morning on my phone. I was looking out the window and was sort of sad because I wasn't sure where the horse went.

He's Back!

I was thinking maybe he was going to be part of the holiday festivities but later this afternoon I noticed he was back in his pasture. So Happy to see him back!!

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