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May 1st in Costa Rica

Today is May 1, a public holiday in Costa Rica, celebrating the Día Internacional de los Trabajadores - International Workers' Day, also known as Labor Day in some countries. The day is also an important day for government activities. Traditionally on this day, the President of...

The ‘Mother’ Of All Holidays

Today, August 15, is Mother's Day in Costa Rica, for many the most important holiday of the year. This holiday is also a 'pago obligatorio' (mandatory payment). According to what the Labor Code (Codigo de Trabajo), if worked the day is paid double pay, overtime is...

Faith Moves Mountains: The ‘Romeria’ (Walk To Cartago) Is On!

Although it won't be until Tuesday, August 1, when the massive flow of 'romeros' head to Cartago, hundreds have already begun their walk. The annual pilgrimage to the Basilica de la Virgen de los Angeles in the old metropolis is a tradition for many, a...

What’s With All The Drumming?

TICO BULL by Rico – If you are visiting or new to living in Costa Rica, you may be wondering what’s all the drumming about. It’s Independence Day (Día de la Independencia) and drumming is part of the tradition. For the past more or so,...

Legislator Proposes Father’s Day Be A Legal Holiday in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - There's Mother's Day and then there's Father's Day. In Costa Rica Mother's Day is a legal holiday. It has its own day, August 15. Meanwhile Father's Day, celebrated the third Sunday of June like in most other parts of the world, is...

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