RICO’s DIGEST – Well, somehow, we got here. And all in one piece. And can only look forward to a new year without forgetting what we all have been through for almost two years.
Predicting future events is hard. Impossible.
So, rather than making predictions, here is a list of the holidays (feriados) to look forward to this year in Costa Rica:
- Saturday, January 1 (today): New Year’s Day
- Monday, April 11: Juan Santamaria Day
- Thursday, April 14: Good Thursday (Jueves Santo)
- Friday, April 15: Good Friday (Viernes Santo)
- Sunday, May 1: Labor Day Día del trabajador)
- Monday, July 25: Guanacaste Day (Anexión de Guanacaste)
- Tuesday, August 2: Día de la Virgen de Los Angeles
- Monday, August 15: Mother’s Day (Día de la Madre)
- Thursday, September 15: Independence Day (Día de la Independencia). This holiday is moved to Monday, September 19
- Thursday, Decemeber 1: Abolishing of the Army (Abolición del Ejército). This holiday is moved to Monday, December 5
- Sunday, December 25: Christmas Day (Día de Navidad)
A couple of important dates to mark on your calendar, they are not holidays:
- Sunday, February 6: Election day, when Costa Ricans will choose a new president for the next four years
- Sunday, April 3: Run-off election day if no candidate wins at least 40% of the vote on February 6
- Sunday, May 8: the new president is sworn in
Happy new year and best wishes.