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The next public holiday in Costa Rica is

25th December, SundayChristmas

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Costa Rica in 2023

SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06Maundy Thursday
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
TuesdayTueApr 11, 2023Apr 11Juan Santamaria Day
MondayMonMay 01, 2023May 01Labour Day
TuesdayTueJul 25, 2023Jul 25Guanacaste Day
WednesdayWedAug 02, 2023Aug 02Lady of the Angels Day
TuesdayTueAug 15, 2023Aug 15Mother's Day
TuesdayTueAug 15, 2023Aug 15Assumption Day
FridayFriSep 15, 2023Sep 15Independence Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Cultures National Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in Costa Rica



Sunday Dec 25, 2022

The upcoming Costa Rica holiday Christmas is in 22 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Sunday Jan 01, 2023

The upcoming Costa Rica holiday New Year's Day is in 29 days from today.

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

Thursday Apr 06, 2023

The upcoming Costa Rica holiday Maundy Thursday is in 124 days from today.

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day

2023 Public Holidays Costa Rica Service

The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in Costa Rica which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Costa Rica holiday calendar for 2023 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.