January 1 New Year’s Day ***
March 19 Saint Joseph’s Day
March 24 Holy Week Holy Thursday ***
March 25 Good Friday ***
March 27 Easter Sunday
April 11 Juan Santamaria Day ***
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 26 the great Horse Parade – Paseo Colon, 2nd Avenue, San Jose
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
CUP OF COFFEE, Tennis Tournament held at the Costa Rica Country Club with international participants under 18 years
JANUARY.4 to 9 http://www.copacafe.com/
FIESTAS DE PALMARES, including meals, carnival, racing, bingo, caps and more. January 13 to 25. https://www.facebook.com/fiestaspalmaresoficial?fref=ts
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)
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.
March 24 /25 EASTER Thursday and Friday.
April 11 Juan Santamaria Day, in honor of the national hero died in 1856 at the Battle of Rivas against William Walker.
May 1 DAY INTERNATIONAL WORKERS.
June 29 DAY OF ST PETER AND PAUL. Some religious processions are held.
Mid-July FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE SEA. Held in Puntarenas and Coco Beach, with racing boat parade.
July 25 Annexation of Nicoya.
August 2 VIRGIN OF LOS ANGELES.
August 15 MOTHER’S DAY.
October 12th DAY OF CULTURES.
Carnival in In Limon
November 29 DECEMBER 7th International Folklore Festival 2016 Escazu
December 26 Tope .