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2017 HOLIDAYS AND ACTIVITIES IN COSTA RICA
January 1 New Year’s Day ***
March 19 Saint Joseph’s Day April 11 Juan Santamaria Day ***
April 13 Holy Week Holy Thursday *** APRIL 14 Good Friday *** April 16 Easter Sunday May 1 Labor Day *** June Father’s Day ( the third Sunday) July 25 Annexation of Guanacaste Province *** August 2 Virgin of Los Angeles Day August 15 Mother’s Day *** September 9 Childrens Day September 15 Independence Day *** October 12 Columbus Day – Discovery of America October 12 Limón Carnival October 31 Día Nacional de la Mascarada / Halloween November 2 Day of the Dead December 8 Immaculate Conception December 25 Christmas *** December 25 to January 1 .. Feria de Zapote. Town fair with rides, bull chases,food stands,concerts etc .***Asterisks indicate paid holidays and days off for workers
ACTIVITIES IN COSTA RICA 2016
COPA DEL CAFÉ, Tournament held at the Costa Rica Country Club with international participants under 18 years JANUARY.2 to 7 http://www.copacafe.com/
FESTIVAL OF SANTA CRUZ, including religious procession, rodeo, music, traditional food and dancing.
15 FESTIVITIES ALAJUELITA, honoring the Black Christ of Esquipulas, patron saint of Alajuelita with cart parade, procession to the Cross of Alajuelita and more.
First week of February
EXHIBITION LIVESTOCK FAIR in San Isidro del General, are parties to industrial and agricultural fairs, exhibitions, bulls and more. Cattle
Last week of February
Carnivals of Puntarenas. A full week of fun in the sun.
FESTIVAL DIABLITOS, one of the few indigenous festivals, held in Boruca Indian Reservation near Curré. (The date varies)
DAY OF BOYERO. March 12
Held in San Antonio de Escazú the second Sunday in March. The colorful parade of carts and blessing of animals and crops are lost. Bring your camera.