National Public Holidays in Costa Rica

A calendar of the national vacation days when businesses, schools and banks may close and most people get the day off in Costa Rica...

The Spanish for public holiday is Día Feriado.

Costa Rica is a predominantly Roman Catholic country and many of the public holidays are based on religious holidays and festivals. The two most important public holidays take place during Holy week (Semana Santa) when all banks, museums, government offices and public services are closed between Holy Thursday until after Easter Monday, and between Christmas and New Year.

Public Holidays 2017

  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • 11th April - Juan Santamaria Day / Battle of Rivas
  • 13th April - Maundy Thursday
  • 14th April - Good Friday
  • 1st May - Labor Day
  • 25th July - Guanacaste Day
  • 2nd August - Lady of the Angels' Day
  • 15th August - Mother's Day / Assumption
  • 15th September - Independence Day
  • 12th October - Día del Encuentro de la Culturas / Cultures Day
  • 25th December - Christmas Day