Bicentennial in Costa Rica 1821-2021- National Torch Symbol

It was declared as a national symbol, as a representation of the ideal of freedom and independence that unites Costa Rica with its sister countries in Central America. On September 14, 2005, according to MEP decree No. 32647-C, under the administration of President Abel Pacheco de la Espriella. Its declaration as a national symbol is based on the fact that it is considered a representative icon of Costa Rican freedom and idiosyncrasy.

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