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Festivities & Official Holidays - Costa Rica - Costa Rica Travel Guide and Travel Information

Travel Guide - Costa Rica




Festivities & Official Holidays

January 1st

New year & end of festivities in San Jose
March 19th

St. Joseph Day
March or April

Holy Thursday & Friday: Religious activities and processions in most towns and cities.
April 11th

Our National Hero Juan Santamaría (Rivas Battle)
May 1st

Labour Day
June 29th

Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day
July 25th

Annexation of the Province of Guanacaste to Costa Rica
August 2nd

Virgin of our Lady of Los Angeles, Patroness of Costa Rica
August 15th

Mother’s Day
September 15th

Independence of Costa Rica and Central America (except Panama & Belize)
October 12th

Christopher Columbus Day and Limon Province’s Carnival
November 2nd

All Soul’s Day
2nd Saturday of December

Lights Festival in the city of San Jose(Commence of Christmas time)
December 25th

Christmas Day
December 26th

Horse parade in downtown San Jose
December 27th

Carnival in downtown San Jose