2021 COSTA RICA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Costa Rica is
25th December, SaturdayChristmas
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Costa Rica in 2021
|FridayFri||Jan 01, 2021Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|ThursdayThu||Apr 01, 2021Apr 01||Maundy Thursday|
|SundaySun||Apr 11, 2021Apr 11||Juan Santamaria Day|
|MondayMon||Apr 12, 2021Apr 12||Good Friday|
|SaturdaySat||May 01, 2021May 01||Labour Day|
|SundaySun||Jul 25, 2021Jul 25||Guanacaste Day|
|MondayMon||Aug 02, 2021Aug 02||Lady of the Angels Day|
|SundaySun||Aug 15, 2021Aug 15||Assumption Day|
|SundaySun||Aug 15, 2021Aug 15||Mother's Day|
|WednesdayWed||Sep 15, 2021Sep 15||Independence Day|
|MondayMon||Oct 11, 2021Oct 11||Cultures National Day|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 25, 2021Dec 25||Christmas|
Public Holidays in Costa Rica
Saturday Dec 25, 2021
The upcoming Costa Rica holiday Christmas is in 58 days from today.
New Year's Day
Saturday Jan 01, 2022
The upcoming Costa Rica holiday New Year's Day is in 65 days from today.
Juan Santamaria Day
Monday Apr 11, 2022
The upcoming Costa Rica holiday Juan Santamaria Day is in 165 days from today.
2021 Public Holidays Costa Rica Service
The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Costa Rica which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Costa Rica holiday calendar for 2021 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.
The Republic of Costa Rica enjoys public holidays that are predominantly based on cultural and religious traditions. According to Costa Rica’s Labor Code, workers get entitled to eight paid holidays per year.
Being widely a Christian Roman Catholic country, the majority of private and public businesses close shop for about two weeks during Easter Holy week and the subsequent week. The Costa Ricans call this the Semana Santa. In addition to Easter weeks, the majority of businesses, banks, and public offices are closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The week (more or less) that is between Christmas and New Year’s Day is essentially an extended holiday. One does not expect to perform any business at that time. You may not find anyone answering the phone or returning your mail. Tourist businesses are the exception, of course since these are the two most heavily toured periods in the industry.
Following Costa Rica’s Labor Code, employees get about eight paid holidays each year. In public holidays, all banks, post offices, museums, and government offices close on public holidays, which also applies to many businesses. Employees may receive paid days off for additional holidays and national or religious observances, including Columbus Day, All Souls’ Day, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and New Year’s Eve. These days and celebrations are permitted at the discretion of the employer in keeping to terms outlined in an employment contract or union bargaining agreement. If an employee is obliged to work on a public holiday, he or she will be rewarded at a rate equal to double the regular salary.