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Romans will crucify Jesus in annual Good Friday parades throughout Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Romans will crucify Jesus in annual Good Friday parades throughout Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 16, 2019

Practicing Catholics will don their ancient Roman garb to reenact the crucifixion of Jesus in the streets of Costa Rica on Friday. The annual procession is held…

Archbishop minimizes fall in reputation of the Church, predicts ‘high participation’ during Holy Week
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Costa Rica
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Archbishop minimizes fall in reputation of the Church, predicts ‘high participation’ during Holy Week

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - April 15, 2019

The archbishop of San José, José Rafael Quirós, downplayed the fall in the reputation of the Catholic Church after turbulent months during which a priest was arrested…

Processions, Superstition Mark Easter Week
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Processions, Superstition Mark Easter Week

Sonia Cordero - April 15, 2019

Semana Santa, or Easter Holy Week, is one of the most important events for Costa Rican Catholics, and many centuries of old traditions and beliefs are involved.…

Fewer cantons to enforce dry law during Easter holidays
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Business
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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…

VIDEO: Costa Rica processions commemorate Good Friday
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: Costa Rica processions commemorate Good Friday

The Tico Times - April 3, 2015

All across Costa Rica, thousands of worshipers gathered in churches and plazas on Friday to join las procesiones, religious parades that honor the life of Jesus Christ.…

Catholics look to hold their ground to rising number of evangelicals in Latin America
Latin America
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Latin America
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Catholics look to hold their ground to rising number of evangelicals in Latin America

The Tico Times - April 2, 2015

Millions of Catholics across Costa Rica are preparing to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, but their numbers are dwindling, according to…

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

Costa Rica’s Holy Week vacation off to a deadly start
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s Holy Week vacation off to a deadly start

The Tico Times - March 30, 2015

The weekend of Palm Sunday, on March 29, is the unofficial start to spring break in Costa Rica. School lets out for the Easter holiday and those…

Ferry service between Puntarenas and Playa Naranjo to restart on Sunday
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Business
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Ferry service between Puntarenas and Playa Naranjo to restart on Sunday

L. Arias - March 25, 2015

Good news for vacationers planning to spend Holy Week along Costa Rica's northern Pacific coast. Ferry services between Playa Naranjo, in the Nicoya Peninsula, and the city of…

Semana Santa
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25 killed so far during Semana Santa, according to Red Cross

The Tico Times - April 19, 2014

Accidents and assaults have claimed the lives of 25 people so far this Semana Santa, according to a report released by the Costa Rican Red Cross. As…