Happy Fathers Day/ Felíz Día del Padre


In Costa Rica, as in many countries, Father’s Day was celebrated this past Sunday, June 19. In Costarican culture, this day is celebrated in a ceremony among family where multiple generations get together to share a special dinner.

Along with presents and hugs, the family tells stories that showcase their father’s greatness. These anecdotes include all of the “firsts”: first diaper change, first time teaching us to ride a bike without training wheels, and taking us to our first day of kindergarten. Jokingly we recall story after story from when we were little and Dad made the day.

Even though we grow up to be adults, every step we take in life is as if we were taking the first. Let’s go champ! Let’s go princess! You can do it, keep going! They are words of love, support and motivation that give us strength along the way.

Thank you to all the fathers for your wise words, corrections and lessons that you give us, for the smiles and tears that we have lived together and most of all, for the unconditional love.

Happy Fathers Day!

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En Costa Rica como en muchos países se celebra el Día del Padre este domingo 19 de Junio. En la cultura costarricense este día se celebra en una ceremonia familiar donde generaciones se reúnen para compartir una cena familiar.

Entre regalos y abrazos se comparten pequeñas historias donde la experiencia paterna sale a relucir. Esas anécdotas de padres primerizos que se las ingeniaban para cambiar un pañal, cuando nos enseñaron a conducir una bicicleta sin “rueditas” o cuando nos acompañaron a nuestro primer día de clases. Son un sin fin de historias de cuando éramos pequeños que entre carcajadas son recordadas.

Y a pesar de que crezcamos hasta ser adultos, para ellos cada paso que damos en la vida es como cuando dimos los primeros. ¡Vamos campeón!, ¡Vamos princesa!, ¡Usted puede, siga adelante! Son las palabras de amor, soporte y aliento que nos respaldan en nuestro camino.

Gracias papás por las sabias palabras, las correcciones y enseñanzas que nos dan, por las sonrisas y el llantos que vivimos juntos(as) y sobre todo, por el amor incondicional.

¡Feliz Día del Padre!

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