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Four cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week

Four of Costa Rica’s 82 municipalities have confirmed that they will prohibit the sale of alcohol during Holy Week.

Only 17 cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week

Business owners who disobey the dry law will face fines of up to 10 base salaries, or ₡4.2 million (some $7,500).

Fewer cantons to enforce dry law during Easter holidays

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 Thursday and Good Friday.

VIDEO: Couple brews mead in Alajuela

For married couple Michael Lindeman and Alejandra Arraya, mead is an opportunity to raise bees, cultivate honey, and brew vats of sweet liqueur in their home in Alajuela.

No, San José police won’t enforce the ‘dry law’ during presidential elections (and the Super Bowl)

San José and 12 other cantons have a dry law on the books that would prevent liquor sales during upcoming presidential and legislative elections on Feb. 2, the National Union of Local Governments declared Thursday afternoon. However, San José authorities told CRHoy that the law is tedious and seems unnecessary, and they likely won't enforce it.

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