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Costa Rica : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


Costa Rica : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months

Internet domain: .cr - Telephone code: +506 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -6 (DST: no)
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Weekend: Sunday

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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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general electionSunday April 1, 2018Special Events 
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Easter holiday (end)Monday April 2, 2018School holidays 
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Heroes Day*Thursday April 11, 2019Secular holiday 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday June 29, 2018School holidays 
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summer holiday (end)Monday July 16, 2018School holidays 
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Guanacaste Annexion*Wednesday July 25, 2018Secular holiday 
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Virgin of Los Angeles*Thursday August 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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Assumption*Wednesday August 15, 2018Catholic 
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Mothers' DayWednesday August 15, 2018cards/flowers 
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Children's Day*Friday September 7, 2018School holidays 
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Independence Day**Saturday September 15, 2018National Day 
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Meeting of Cultures Day*Monday October 15, 2018Secular holiday 
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Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

General election -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Special Events :

Easter holiday (end) -
Monday April 2, 2018

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Heroes Day -
Thursday April 11, 2019

Secular holiday : Juan Santamaría (August 29, 1831 - April 11, 1856), national hero

Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Reporter's Day -
Thursday May 30, 2019

Special Events : Instaurado por decreto de 2010 del presidente Óscar Arias Sánchez en recuerdo del atentado terrorista de La Penca de 1984 Wikipedia

Arbor Day -
Saturday June 15, 2019

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Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

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Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday June 29, 2018

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Summer holiday (end) -
Monday July 16, 2018

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Guanacaste Annexion -
Wednesday July 25, 2018

Secular holiday : Guanacaste was originally a separate province in Spain's Central American Empire. Spain gave the region to Nicaragua in 1787, but in 1812 granted the land to Costa Rica so that Costa Rica would be large enough to be represented in the new colonial government, which ruled from Guatemala. After independence from Spain in 1821, both Costa Rica and Nicaragua claimed Guanacaste. Inhabitants of the region remained divided as well. The issue was finally put to vote, and the Guanacastecos favoring Costa Rica won.

Virgin of Los Angeles -
Thursday August 2, 2018

Secular holiday : Feast of Patroness of Costa Rica

Assumption -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

Mothers' Day -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

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Children's Day -
Friday September 7, 2018

School holidays : Lasts 3 days On Friday, the kids mark the day with special activities at school. On Saturday, they receive small presents and candy and other treats. The Museo Nacional (National Museum) has a day filled with art, cultural diversity and happiness of youngsters. On Sunday, the Museo Nacional (National Museum) offers a special program.

Independence Day -
Saturday September 15, 2018

Secular holiday : Spain granted the independence in 1821. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Meeting of Cultures Day -
Monday October 15, 2018

Secular holiday : On October 12, 1492, Christopher Colombus, a navigator from Genova, reached the New World. Numerous nations celebrate this event on October 12. In the U.S. and in Colombia, the celebration takes place on the second Monday of October.