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Costa Rican authorities urge protocol adherence during Semana Santa
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Costa Rican authorities urge protocol adherence during Semana Santa

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 17, 2021

Costa Rica is encouraging domestic tourism during the upcoming Easter Holy Week, but authorities are advising travelers to follow established coronavirus protocols. On Tuesday afternoon, the Health…

Costa Rica promotes Holy Week tourism with mandatory vacation
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Costa Rica promotes Holy Week tourism with mandatory vacation

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 11, 2021

In an effort to reactivate Costa Rica's tourism industry, Central Government workers will take mandatory vacations during Easter Holy Week. The announcement came Thursday after a request…

Virtual Semana Santa: The superstitions that mark Easter Week
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Virtual Semana Santa: The superstitions that mark Easter Week

Sonia Cordero - April 10, 2020

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…

Romans will crucify Jesus in annual Good Friday parades throughout 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…

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.…

The colors of Good Friday
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The colors of Good Friday

The Tico Times - March 30, 2018

Jonathan Jiménez (jjimenezfl) shared this image with us on the morning of Good Friday: the windows at the Parroquía de Nuestra Señora de Pilar in Tres Ríos, just…

VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions
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VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions

The Tico Times - March 26, 2018

Costa Rica's solemn Holy Week processions are a sight to behold, no matter what your religion. Never attended a Good Friday procession – or have a few years…

PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession
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PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession

Amanda Zúñiga - April 15, 2017

Despite the approximately 35°C heat in Nicoya this Good Friday, residents dressed up and went out to the streets to recreate the Via Crucis. The Good Friday crucifixion procession…

Amid Holy Week traffic, four highways temporarily waive toll fees
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Amid Holy Week traffic, four highways temporarily waive toll fees

L. Arias - April 12, 2017

Toll stations at four of the main highways connecting San José with other provinces will stop collecting tolls at noon on Thursday and will resume at 6 a.m.…

VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions
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VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions

The Tico Times - April 12, 2017

Costa Rica's solemn Holy Week processions are a sight to behold, no matter what your religion. Never attended a Good Friday procession – or have a few years…

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