Public holidays and observances in Costa Rica

Year 2018

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Monday New Year's Day National holiday
March 19 Monday Saint Joseph's Day Observance
March 20 Tuesday March equinox Season
March 29 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
March 30 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 11 Wednesday Battle of Rivas National holiday
May 1 Tuesday Labor Day / May Day Public Holiday
June 17 Sunday Father´s Day Observance
June 21 Thursday June Solstice Season
July 25 Wednesday Annexation of Guanacaste National holiday
August 2 Thursday Our Lady of Los Ángeles Observance
August 15 Wednesday Mother Day National holiday
August 24 Friday National Parks´ Day Observance
September 9 Sunday Children´s Day Observance
September 15 Saturday Independence Day Public Holiday
September 23 Sunday September equinox Season
October 12 Friday Day of the Cultures Observance
November 2 Friday All Souls' Day Christian holiday
November 22 Thursday Teacher´s Day Observance
December 8 Saturday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian holiday
December 21 Friday December Solstice Season
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Monday New Year´s Eve Observance

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day National holiday
March 19 Tuesday Saint Joseph's Day Observance
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
April 11 Thursday Battle of Rivas National holiday
April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 19 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
May 1 Wednesday Labor Day / May Day Public Holiday
June 16 Sunday Father´s Day Observance
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
July 25 Thursday Annexation of Guanacaste National holiday
August 2 Friday Our Lady of Los Ángeles Observance
August 15 Thursday Mother Day National holiday
August 24 Saturday National Parks´ Day Observance
September 9 Monday Children´s Day Observance
September 15 Sunday Independence Day Public Holiday
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
October 12 Saturday Day of the Cultures Observance
November 2 Saturday All Souls' Day Christian holiday
November 22 Friday Teacher´s Day Observance
December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian holiday
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Tuesday New Year´s Eve Observance

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day National holiday
March 19 Thursday Saint Joseph's Day Observance
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
April 9 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 10 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 11 Saturday Battle of Rivas National holiday
May 1 Friday Labor Day / May Day Public Holiday
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
June 21 Sunday Father´s Day Observance
July 25 Saturday Annexation of Guanacaste National holiday
August 2 Sunday Our Lady of Los Ángeles Observance
August 15 Saturday Mother Day National holiday
August 24 Monday National Parks´ Day Observance
September 9 Wednesday Children´s Day Observance
September 15 Tuesday Independence Day Public Holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
October 12 Monday Day of the Cultures Observance
November 2 Monday All Souls' Day Christian holiday
November 22 Sunday Teacher´s Day Observance
December 8 Tuesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian holiday
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Thursday New Year´s Eve Observance