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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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    Monday july 22, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday july 25, 2024Guanacaste AnnexionSecular holiday
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday august 19, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Saturday august 31, 2024The Day of the Black Person and Afro-Costa Rican CultureEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday september 16, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday december 19, 2024Vuelta Ciclista Internacional a Costa Rica (cycling race)Sports events
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    Friday december 20, 2024New year holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday january 14, 2025New year holiday (end)School holidays
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    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday july 22, 2024
    School holidays :

    Guanacaste Annexion

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    Thursday july 25, 2024
    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.

    Mothers' Day

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Assumption

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    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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    Saturday august 31, 2024
    Culture :

    Independence Day

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    Monday september 16, 2024
    Secular holiday : Spain granted the independence in 1821. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Vuelta Ciclista Internacional a Costa Rica (cycling race)

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    Thursday december 19, 2024
    Sports events : Https://www.uci.org/

    New year holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 20, 2024
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    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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.

    School holidays

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    School holidays : Www.mep.go.cr
    calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Costa Rica was one of the first nations in Central and South America to offer free public education
    2022 PISA ranking: #56 with a 404 score
    Average class size: more than 33
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms required

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    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    New year holiday (end)

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    Tuesday january 14, 2025
    School holidays :