Festive Days - Festivals, Celebrations, Holidays, and Events in Costa Rica
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New Year's Day (January 1st)
New Year is celebrated with a big dance in San Jose’s Parque Central
St. Joseph’s Day (March 19th)
Celebrated in the province of San Jose, the celebration of the St. Joseph's Day, patron saint of San Jose and San Jose Province is filled with cultural activities at the main urban parks of the Capital.
Holy Week (Easter)
Dates for the Holy Thursday and Friday National Holiday vary annually but businesses will often close from Wednesday until the next Monday. Catholic processions are held at the head of each province.
Juan Santamaria Day (April 11th)
This is a public holiday to commemorate the national hero who fought at the battle of Rivas against the American invader William Walker in 1956.
Labor Day (May 1st)
This national holiday comes with the manifestations of the major organized groups of workers in Costa Rica.
Corpus Christi (May 26th)
This Catholic religious celebration is held in Pacayas, Cartago.
Chicken Creole Fair (June 18th, 19th, and 20th)
Being celebrated in El Silencio at Quepos, it features the activity which seeks the recovery of traditions around the raising and production of this kind of chicken in the country.
Guanacaste Day (July 25th)
This is a holiday celebrated in the Guanacaste Province to mark the annexation of Guanacaste from Nicaragua in 1824.
Virgin de Los Angeles Day (August 2nd)
This is a national holiday to commemorate the Patron Saint of Costa Rica.
Mother's Day (August 15th)
This is a special national holiday to give honor to all the mothers in Costa Rica.
Independence Day (September 15th)
Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day with patriotic parades in every province.
Columbus Day (October 12th)
This national holiday will hold a celebration at the Limon Province, marked by Carnival.
Christmas Day (December 25th)
The celebration for the birth of Jesus Christ.
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