Fewer cantons to enforce dry law during Easter holidays
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Fewer cantons to enforce dry law during Easter holidays

L. Arias - March 23, 2016

The National Union of Local Governments (UNGL) reported that as of Monday only 18 of the country’s 81 cantons will prohibit the sale of alcohol during Holy…

What’s open and what’s closed during Easter Holy Week
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What’s open and what’s closed during Easter Holy Week

L. Arias - March 22, 2016

Following a decision by Casa Presidencial and the Labor Ministry last week, most public offices are closed for the entire Easter Holy Week, which began on Monday. Some banks and public…

No vehicle restriction in San José during Easter Holy Week
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No vehicle restriction in San José during Easter Holy Week

L. Arias - March 19, 2016

Motorists will be able to drive freely throughout San José during Easter Holy Week as Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) officials agreed to suspend vehicle restrictions that prohibit drivers from entering…

Despite Zika fears, Guanacaste hotels are booked for Easter holiday
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Despite Zika fears, Guanacaste hotels are booked for Easter holiday

L. Arias - March 17, 2016

The confirmation of the first cases of local transmission of Zika virus in Costa Rica did not have a negative effect on reservations at hotels in the…

Public sector employees to have all Holy Week off
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Public sector employees to have all Holy Week off

L. Arias - March 3, 2016

The Labor Ministry will send most of the 300,000 public sector employees home for Easter Holy Week, Mar. 21-27, in order to promote domestic tourism during the…

PHOTOS: A Holy Week children’s procession in Heredia
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: A Holy Week children’s procession in Heredia

Alberto Font - April 1, 2015

As part of Costa Rica's Easter Holy Week activities, the Church of Santo Domingo de Heredia on Tuesday held an annual procession that featured kids as leading…

No booze allowed during Holy Week in 27 cantons
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No booze allowed during Holy Week in 27 cantons

L. Arias - March 30, 2015

As of Friday evening a total of 27 of Costa Rica's 81 municipalities planned to prohibit the sale of alcohol during Holy Week, according to the National Union of…

Caja to offer emergency care only on Holy Thursday, Friday
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Caja to offer emergency care only on Holy Thursday, Friday

L. Arias - March 26, 2015

Health and financial services at all 74 facilities of Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, will operate normally from March 30 to April 1, the first…

Coming Holy Week brings huge price spikes in seafood
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Coming Holy Week brings huge price spikes in seafood

L. Arias - March 24, 2015

Prices on some goods popular among Catholic Ticos this time of year have spiked more than 200 percent, Costa Rica's Economy Ministry (MEIC) found. Ahead of Holy Week,…

The pope says ‘Happy Easter’
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Everyone's favorite pope
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The pope says ‘Happy Easter’

AFP - April 20, 2014

With a joyous smile on his face, Pope Francis greets the crowd after the Easter Mass on Sunday at St. Peter's square in the Vatican.