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

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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 next 3 months


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

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Tuesday June 14, 2022Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday June 14, 2022Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday June 15, 2022Arbor Daycards/flowers
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Tuesday June 21, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Friday July 1, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday July 18, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday July 25, 2022Guanacaste AnnexionSecular holiday
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Tuesday August 2, 2022Virgin of Los AngelesSecular holiday
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Monday August 15, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday August 15, 2022AssumptionCatholic
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Wednesday August 31, 2022The Day of the Black Person and Afro-Costa Rican CultureEvents, celebrations...
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Friday September 2, 2022Children's DaySchool holidays
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Sunday September 4, 2022Day of the Black Person and Afro-Costa Rican CultureSecular holiday
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Monday September 19, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Monday October 17, 2022Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Monday December 5, 2022Army Abolition DaySecular holiday
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Thursday December 15, 2022Vuelta Ciclista Internacional a Costa Rica (cycling race)Sports events
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Thursday December 22, 2022New year holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Optional holiday

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Tuesday June 14, 2022
Secular holiday : To allow people to view the Costa-Rica - New Zealand match in the Football World Cup qualification takes place in Qatar

Optional holiday

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Tuesday June 14, 2022
Secular holiday : In case of victory over New Zealand in the Football World Cup qualification

Arbor Day

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Wednesday June 15, 2022
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Fathers' Day

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Tuesday June 21, 2022
cards/flowers :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 1, 2022
School holidays :

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday July 18, 2022
School holidays :

Guanacaste Annexion

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Monday July 25, 2022
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

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Tuesday August 2, 2022
Secular holiday : Feast of Patroness of Costa Rica

Mothers' Day

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Monday August 15, 2022
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Assumption

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Monday August 15, 2022
Catholic : as of 2020, the date varies (should always fall on a Monday)

The Day of the Black Person and Afro-Costa Rican Culture

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Wednesday August 31, 2022
Culture :

Children's Day

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Friday September 2, 2022
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.

Day of the Black Person and Afro-Costa Rican Culture

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Sunday September 4, 2022
Secular holiday : Employees who receive daily or weekly payment (in non-commercial activities), are not entitled to receive payment of this holiday if they do not work that day, but if they work during this non-mandatory payment holiday, then they will be entitled to receive their ordinary daily salary.

Independence Day

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Monday September 19, 2022
Secular holiday : Spain granted the independence in 1821. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Optional holiday

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Monday October 17, 2022
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. Meeting of Cultures Day

Army Abolition Day

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Monday December 5, 2022
Secular holiday : From 2020

Vuelta Ciclista Internacional a Costa Rica (cycling race)

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Thursday December 15, 2022
Sports events : Https://www.uci.org/

New year holiday (beginning)

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Thursday December 22, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.