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Top events in Costa Rica

January
01

Costa Rica’s biggest civic festival takes place every January in the city of Palmaras, about an hour west of San José. Just every...

March
01

Every other year, downtown San José becomes a showcase for more than 5,000 artists from some 20 different countries, who congregate for the...

March
01

Costa Rica, with its high tropical mountains and cloud forest-capped volcanoes, is a haven for orchids; more than 1,400 different species grow...

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

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
April
11
Juan Santamaría's Day
Start date:
11 April 2017
April
16
Easter Sunday
Start date:
16 April 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
July
25
Guanacaste Day
Start date:
25 July 2017
August
02
Virgin of Los Angeles, Feast of Patroness of Costa Rica
Start date:
2 August 2017
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2017
August
15
Mother's Day
Start date:
15 August 2017
September
15
Independence Day
Start date:
15 September 2017
October
12
Día de las Culturas
Start date:
12 October 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
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