Holidays of Costa Rica


(Tamrindo beach during the holidays)

Listed below are the Costa Rican official holidays. On these days, most businesses close and there is little commercial activity:

January 1 New Year’s Day

March 19 St. Joseph's Day (Patron Saint of the Capital City) Holy Week Thursday and Friday

April 11 Juan Santamaria's Day (National hero)

May 1 Labor Day

June 29 Saints Peter & Paul

July 25 Annexation of the Province of Guanacaste

August 2 Virgin of Los Angeles Day (Patron Saint of Costa Rica)

August 15 Mother's Day

Sept. 15 Independence day

Oct. 12 Discovery of America

Dec. 8 Immaculate Conception

Dec. 25 Christmas

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