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Costa Rica

Holidays & Observances in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a Spanish-speaking country in Central America. It is one of the most stable countries in the region, with no army, a high life expectancy, and an amazing environmental record. Most Costa Ricans identify themselves as Roman Catholics, and this has defined much of the culture including popular holidays. Easter is the most important holiday, with many businesses closed for the entire Holy Week to allow people to spend time with their families. Holidays in Costa Rica are often spent with families, though specific traditions can change from town to town. Many towns have specific holidays to celebrate their own patron saint.


Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Epiphany Religious/Beliefs Christianity
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Arbor Day - Costa Rica Noteworthy & Common