National Holidays & Special Events
in Costa Rica 2013
It has been said that Costa Rica has more holidays than any other country. Whether true or not, it is safe to say that apart from traditional national holidays, each region celebrates its own holidays and festivals. Here is a list of the most important holidays and events.
* Labor DayLabor Day
Labor Day stems from ancient customs associated with the celebration of spring. It is also a national holiday for workers in many countries, including Costa Rica, and around the world. Here in Costa Rica it is celebrated with parades. You will find banks and Government offices closed. The President addresses the Congress with the annual ‘State of the Union’ speech and the new President of Congress is elected.
* Day of the Conservation Day of the Conservation
World-wide Conservation day of the grounds
* Day of the migratory birds Day of the migratory birds
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is a global awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. On the second weekend each May, people around the world take action and organise public events such as bird festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day and to help raise awareness around a specific theme.
* Isidore the LaborerIsidore the Laborer
All namesake towns honor this patron saint of farmers and farm animals with a blessing of animals and crops. Parades and fairs. National day of the Agriculturist. Oxcart parades
* World No Tobacco DayWorld No Tobacco Day
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is meant to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe. The day is further intended to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to 5.4 million deaths worldwide annually. The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. In the past twenty years, the day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance across the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry.