Tuesday 31 January 2023

Dec 1 holiday moved to Monday, December 5

Paying the bills


A promise: Starting in April, drivers will connect Ruta 32 and La Uruca in just five minutes

QCOSTARICA - With the objective of removing the largest...

Protect yourself from the Sun!

Protect yourself from the sun! The national weather service,...

Costa Rica’s US$160mn Circunvalación Norte

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica opened part of San José’s...

How to Choose a Smartphone by Brand, Carrier or Features

Choosing a new smartphone for yourself can be a...

The long weekends in Costa Rica in 2023

QCOSTARICA - In 2023 there will be seven long...

Summer vacations almost over: return to classes is on Feb 6

QCOSTARICA - Next Monday, February 6, the 2023 school...

Dollar Exchange

¢549.76 Buy

¢557.40 Sell

31 January 2023 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills


QCOSTARICA – The Día de la Abolición del Ejército (Army Abolition Day) holiday, which is commemorated on December 1, will be moved this year to Monday, December 5, making it the last long weekend of the year.

José María Figueres, Ferrer, on December 1, 1948, abolished the Army when with a hammer took a symbolic blow to the Bellavista Barracks, now the National Museum, in downtown San Jose

The previous Legislative Assembly passed a law two years ago to promote tourism, the most affected sector by the Covi-19 pandemic, by moving a number of holidays falling in the week to the following Monday.

The Law will continue into 2023 and 2024.

- Advertisement -

Roberto Thompson, the former legislator who spearheaded the bill, assures that this Law has been essential for the recovery of PYMES (small and medium enterprises) that depend on tourism.

Thompson said he has asked the current Congress to extend the validity to future years.

According to labor legislation, Costa Rica has 12 mandatory or non-mandatory paid holidays a year.


- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Remember today’s holiday is non-compulsory payment

QCOSTARICA - This Monday is the last long-weekend holiday of 2022,...

Costa Rica officially celebrated Thanksgiving Day for the first time

QCOSTARICA - For the first time and officially, Costa Rica celebrated...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.