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Top events in Costa Rica

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...

October
12

The Caribbean spirit shines through in this annual festival, which involves Latin music galore, fancy dress, dancing, parades, floats and juggling...

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.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
March
27
Easter Sunday
Start date:
27 March 2016
April
11
Juan Santamaría's Day
Start date:
11 April 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
July
25
Guanacaste Day
Start date:
25 July 2016
August
02
Virgin of Los Angeles, Feast of Patroness of Costa Rica
Start date:
2 August 2016
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2016
August
15
Mother's Day
Start date:
15 August 2016
September
15
Independence Day
Start date:
15 September 2016
October
12
Día de las Culturas
Start date:
12 October 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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