Showering the Mother You Love With Love

August 8, 2008

On Friday, Aug. 15, Costa Rica will celebrate Mothers’ Day as a national holiday.

Most of the country, besides restaurants, will be closed.

Students also have the day off from school. All Costa Rican government offices, as well as the U.S. Embassy, will be closed as well.

There will be no official celebrations or events, however, many Costa Ricans use the day to visit cemeteries and place flowers on loved ones’ gravesites.

Apart from that, the day is a popular one to go out to brunch, so advance reservations are highly recommended. And the insider’s tip on the requisite Mothers’ Day gift? Wait to buy that pampering package – or give a gift certificate that can be redeemed – after Friday when one can capitalize on the post-holiday sale prices.

–Holly K. Sonneland

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Soy pico rojo: the new form of protest in Nicaragua
La Prensa
17 views
La Prensa
17 views

Soy pico rojo: the new form of protest in Nicaragua

La Prensa - October 23, 2018

Social media has been filled with photos of men and women wearing red lipstick as a way of protest Daniel…

HolaLola: Capturing Costa Rica’s essence in art
Pic of the Day
370 views
Pic of the Day
370 views

HolaLola: Capturing Costa Rica’s essence in art

Alissa Grosskopf - October 23, 2018

You have probably seen Priscilla Aguirre's art at HolaLola before. It captures the beauty of Costa Rica's nature and culture…

Five things I learned while watching the sun set over El Clásico
Soccer
1018 views
Soccer
1018 views

Five things I learned while watching the sun set over El Clásico

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 22, 2018

TIBÁS — It’s difficult to enjoy a spectacular sunset while the concrete grandstand of a 50-year-old stadium shakes haphazardly under…