Costa Rica: Holidays                                                        

January 1

Año Nuevo (New Year's Day)

April 11

Juan Santamaría Day – was a Costa Rican soldier,


officially recognized as the national hero of his country


Jueves y Viernes Santo (Good Thursday and Friday)


Pascua (Easter)

May 1

Día de los Trabajadores (Labor Day)

July 25

Annexation de Guanacaste Day – a province that was


added to Costa Rica in 1824.

August 2

Virgin of Los Angeles Day

August 15

Mother’s Day

September 15

Independence Day

October 12

Dia de la Raza (Columbus Day) – Limon is the only


province that celebrates this day in the week prior to the


12th with a colorful carnival full of dances and cultural


demonstrations on the Atlantic side of the country.

December 25

Navidad (Christmas Day)