Holidays in Costa Rica

Holidays and non-working days

Holidays and non-working days in Costa Rica

January 1 – New Year.
March 19 – Day of St. Joseph, patron saint of San Jose.
April 4 – Pan American Day.
April 11 – Day of the national hero of the country, Juan Santamaria, Anniversary of the Battle of Rivas.
end of April – Easter, Holy Thursday and Good Friday (the second day of Easter and the second day of Trinity are regular working days).
May 1 – Labor Day.
May 26 is the feast of Corpus Christi.
June 29 – St. Peter and Paul Day.
July 25 – Day of the annexation of the province of Guanacaste.
August 2 – celebration of the Day of St. Virgin Mary de los Engeles, patroness of the country.
August 15 – Mothers Day (Ascension of the Virgin).
September 15 – Independence Day.
October 12 – the holiday of Columbus (Dia de la Rasa).
December 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
December 24 and 25 – Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Please note – almost all activity in the country freezes during the entire Holy Week and between Christmas and New Years.

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