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

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 Ben Hur, The Passion of Christ, Quo Vadis, The Ten […]

Supermarket Chains Ready With Discounts For Semana Santa Shopping

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) starts this weekend, some supermarket chains have been promoting seasonal  […]

San Jose With No Vehicular Restrictions For Semana Santa

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 police body. Mario Calderón said the priority will be to assign […]

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

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, except by those who might attend a religious service, such as […]

Semana Santa in Costa Rica 2015

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 processions taking place between Wednesday and Easter Sunday. Unlike in […]

More Than Half of Municipalities Will Allow Liquor Sales During Easter

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, Karen Porras, made the announcement Wednesday, explaining that the majority […]