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.
* Water Day.Water Day.
Inter-American day of the Water.
* Habitat Day Habitat Day
World-wide day of the Habitat.
In support of the goals and ideals of World Habitat Day, Oct. 3, 2011, the United States Senate has introduced Senate Resolution 285, which underscores, in part, the importance of a sustainable urban development strategy that promotes equitable access to basic shelter and affordable housing.
World Habitat Day 2011:
This year, Habitat for Humanity will engage in a series of special activities over six weeks to highlight the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter.
The activities will begin on World Habitat Day,
Oct. 3,2011 and will end in November with the 28th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Haiti.
The four primary events are:
World Habitat Day: Habitat organizations in every U.S. state and in more than 40 other countries around the world will organize local World Habitat Day events throughout October. Have your WHD event listed on Habitat.org.
Build Hope, An Evening Honoring Humanitarian Leadership: An evening event with dinner, entertainment and remarks from special guests will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C. Build Hope will focus attention on World Habitat Day and will emphasize Habitat’s post disaster recovery work in Haiti. The event will also launch Habitat’s flagship annual event, the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. View the sponsorship opportunities.
Habitat’s 28th Annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project: This event will be held in Haiti, Nov. 5-12, as the culmination of Habitat’s observance of World Habitat Day. Carter Work Project volunteers will build 100 earthquake-resistant homes in the city of Léogâne — considered to be the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake. Learn more about the 2011 JRCWP.
Habitat’s Milestone Houses: Habitat for Humanity will mark a major milestone Oct. 3rd when it dedicates its 500,000th house in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, and begins construction on its 500,001st house in Paterson, N.J. Volunteers and homeowners are joining Habitat for Humanity Kenya and Paterson Habitat for Humanity in celebrating the milestones as part of events being held worldwide to mark World Habitat Day.
The purpose of World Habitat Day:
To call attention to the current global state of the human habitat.
To push toward adequate housing for all.
To dismantle and alter the systems that reinforce and entrench poverty housing.
To make an affordable, decent place to live a reality for all.
* Internatioan Day of Reduction Internatioan Day of Reduction
International Day of Reduction of Natural Disasters
* Day of San Isidro Day of San Isidro
San Isidro de El General: Celebration of the city's founding.
* Culture Day - Limón CarnivalCulture Day - Limón Carnival
Time: 12:00 am
Columbus-Day, also Limón Carnival: Week-long street dances, parades, concerts. It's "Mardi Gras" to a Caribbean beat. Virgen del Pilar's Day: Fair in San José district of Tres Ríos celebrating their Patron Saint. Fiesta del Maíz: in Upala. Corn is hailed with parade and costumes made entirely of corn husk, grains, silks.
* Animal Rights International Animal Rights International
Day for the Rights of the Animals and World-wide day of the Rural Woman
Description: Proclamation of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of the Animal. World-wide day of the Rural Woman.
* World-wide Food DayWorld-wide Food Day
What the people of the world want most and have always wanted...are bread and peace.
* World Development Information World Development Information
The United Nations' (UN) World Development Information Day is annually held on October 24 to draw attention of worldwide public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them
* Worldwide letter on the NatureWorldwide letter on the Nature
Approval and proclaims, on the part of the General Assembly of the United Nations(1982).