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Semana Santa In Costa Rica: Politics, Religion and Futbol

Semana Santa (Easter Week) this year brings together the three passions of most Costa Ricans: Politics, Religion and Fútbol. From Sunday (yesterday) to Sunday next, as the saying goes (in Spanish), "se le juntará el ganado" (all the cows come home). Politics This year the presidential...

Notes For Semana Santa 2018

While the majority of public institutions and state agencies are closed this coming week, Semana Santa (Holy Week), the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) - elections tribunal - will be open all week, including the statutory holidays of Thursday and Friday, to allow Costa...

Workers of The Central Government Have The Entire Semana Santa Week Off

During the next Semana Santa (Holy Week) civil servants of the central government, autonomous, semi-autonomous institutions and State public enterprises will be off on vacations on March 26, 27 and 28 added to the compulsory holidays of Good  Thursday and Good Friday, March 29...

Semana Santa in Costa Rica

If your travel plans include spending Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Costa Rica, there are some things you should be aware of. In Costa Rica and the rest of Latin America, Easter is not just Easter Sunday, April 1 this year, rather a week...

Semana Santa (Holy Week) Turns San José into a Ghost Town

QCOSTARICA by Michael Miller - International visitors to Costa Rica are sometimes taken aback at how Costa Ricans deal with Semana Santa or Holy Week. This is the week from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. In the U. S. the week is hardly noticed,...

More Than Half of Municipalities Will Allow Liquor Sales During Easter

QCOSTARICA - 46 of the 81 cantons so far have said they will allow the sale ofl liquor during Semana Santa. By contrast, 26 municipalities made the decision to apply the prohibition in their cantons. The Executive Director of the Unión Nacional de Gobiernos Locales,...

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