Costa Rica has a total of 23 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday January 1 National holiday
Saint Joseph's Day
Tuesday March 19 Observance
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20 Season
Battle of Rivas
Thursday April 11 National holiday
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Thursday April 18 National holiday,Christian
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 19 National holiday,Christian
Labor Day / May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wednesday May 1 National holiday
Father´s Day
Sunday June 16 Observance
June Solstice
Friday June 21 Season
Annexation of Guanacaste
Thursday July 25 National holiday
Our Lady of Los Ángeles
Friday August 2 Observance
Mother's Day
Thursday August 15 National holiday
National Parks´ Day
Saturday August 24 Observance
Children´s Day
Monday September 9 Observance
Independence Day
Sunday September 15 National holiday
September Equinox
Monday September 23 Season
Day of the Cultures
Saturday October 12 Observance
All Souls' Day
All Souls’ Day falls on November 2 each year. It is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead.
Saturday November 2 Observance
Teacher´s Day
Friday November 22 Observance
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
Sunday December 8 Observance
December Solstice
Sunday December 22 Season
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday December 25 National holiday,Christian
New Year´s Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 31 Observance