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Top events in Costa Rica

July
25

Not for the faint of heart (or even the strong of morals) this annual event celebrates the annexation of the province of Guanacaste, and they do...

September
14

In celebration of Costa Rica’s split from Spain, relay runners carry a freedom torch from Nicaragua to Cartago on the 14th of September, and then...

September
15

The entire isthmus celebrates Central American Independence on September 15, declared in 1821 by the Colonial capital in Antigua, Guatemala. The...

Costa Rica Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Some holidays falling on the weekend are observed the following Monday.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
April
11
Juan Santamaría's Day
Start date:
11 April 2014
April
20
Easter Sunday
Start date:
20 April 2014
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
July
25
Guanacaste Day
Start date:
25 July 2014
August
02
Virgin of Los Angeles, Feast of Patroness of Costa Rica
Start date:
2 August 2014
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2014
August
15
Mothers' Day
Start date:
15 August 2014
September
15
Independence Day
Start date:
15 September 2014
October
12
Día de las Culturas
Start date:
12 October 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
April
05
Easter Sunday
Start date:
5 April 2015
April
11
Juan Santamaría's Day
Start date:
11 April 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
July
25
Guanacaste Day
Start date:
25 July 2015
August
02
Virgin of Los Angeles, Feast of Patroness of Costa Rica
Start date:
2 August 2015
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2015
August
15
Mothers' Day
Start date:
15 August 2015
September
15
Independence Day
Start date:
15 September 2015
October
12
Día de las Culturas
Start date:
12 October 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
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