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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...

Costa Rica, A Visit This Month Means Big Surf and Less Rain

In March, the peak dry season in Costa Rica offers travelers bigger surf, better chances to spot wildlife as trees drop their leaves, and sparse rain—particularly in the more arid province of Guanacaste, in the country's north Pacific. The large, northwestern area surrounding the city...

Semana Santa Is Over…The Clean Up Never Happens.

Semana Santa is over. This Crhoy.com cartoon shows what the country's beaches look like this morning. In the caption, the sloth says "after their vacations the story is the same...". How true!

Holy Days of Film! Movies Not To Miss On Semana Santa

COSTA RICA EXTRA - It's Samana Santa and that means ¡Días santos de película! (Holy Days Of film), when Costa Rica's national television broadcast include the "not to be missed" movies about Easter. The Easter movie lineup is a tradition in the country, that includes...

Supermarket Chains Ready With Discounts For Semana Santa Shopping

Q COSTA RICA - Supermarket chains in Costa Rica are ready for Semana Santa, stocking their aisles and gondolas (shelves) with a wide assortment of seasonal products in order to meet the needs of their customers during Easter week. Although Semana Santa officially (shopping wise)...

San Jose With No Vehicular Restrictions For Semana Santa

Q COSTA RICA – The vehicular restrictions of San Jose will be suspended for Semana Santa (Easter Week). The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) will not be monitoring license plate restrictions from Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14 says the director of the...

Quema de Juda (Judas Night): Scandals and Scoundrels

Q COSTA RICA – Judas Night (Quema de Judas in Spanish) is the night before Easter. For some it means a relief from the restrictions imposed by forty days of Lent and the joy of Resurrection Sunday. For some it is a night of fun...

4 Municapalities To Apply ‘Dry Law’ at Easter

Q COSTA RICA - Semana Santa or Easter Week is around the corner and so are some local officials ready to keep their communities 'dry'. At least four municipalities - Belen and San Isidro, in Heredia; Leon Cortes, in San Jose and the Cartago centre...

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,...

Semana Santa in Costa Rica 2015

QCOSTARICA - Semana Santa in Costa Rica is a time for family and religious celebrations, or vacation at the beach or mountains. For many Costa Ricans, Semana Santa is a time to gt together with family and friends. The Catholic Church organizes traditional masses and...

15 Deaths In First 48 Hrs of Semana Santa

QCOSTARICA -  In the first 48 hours of Semana Santa, 15 people were killed in our country and other 21 are in hospital in delicate condition. According to the Costa Rican Red Cross (Cruz Roja Costarricense)  at 10:00 am Monday morning, the death toll in...

President Solís Will Vacation Semana Santa In The U.S.

QCOSTARICA - Claiming the "need to rest", President Luis Guillermo Solís said he will be taking off the week of Semana Santa, travelling with his family, out of the country. Solís said he has not taken a family vacation for over three years, busy with...

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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