Bicentennial In Costa Rica 1821-2021 National Symbol Purple Guaria.

The purple orchid popularly known as the purple guaria whose scientific name is Cattleya Skineri blooms in the months of February and March. The purple guaria was decreed as a national flower in the government of León Cortés Castro by the Secretary of State in the Office of Development and Agriculture, by agreement No. 24 of June 15, 1939. Later, by means of executive agreement No. 24, November 1972, under the presidency of José Figueres Ferrer, the second week of March is established as the week of the Costa Rican Orchid. In 1934, a song dedicated to this flower was composed, which is currently one of the national anthems of Costa Rica.

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