If your travel plans include spending Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Costa Rica, there are some things you should be aware of. In Costa Rica and the rest of Latin America, Easter is not just Easter Sunday, April 1 this year, rather a week that is different than the normal.
Semana Santa Heredia Costa Rica 2017 Procesión Jesús Expulsando A Los Mercaderes Del Templo. (YouTube)
Semana Santa or Easter Week starts officially on March 25. However, in Costa Rica, it is really a few days before that, when many businesses, government offices, schools, universities close and re-open ten or more days later.
In Costa Rica, Thursday and Friday of Semana Santa are legal holidays. In days past, they were also ‘dry’, days when no liquor, beer or wine