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PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession
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Costa Rica
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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
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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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Events
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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…

Only 17 cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week
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Only 17 cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week

L. Arias - April 5, 2017

As of Wednesday evening, 17 of Costa Rica’s 81 municipalities have confirmed that they will prohibit the sale of alcohol during Holy Week, the National Union of Local…

Administrative Court bans dry law during holidays
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Business
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Administrative Court bans dry law during holidays

L. Arias - September 5, 2016

Costa Rican municipalities can no longer ban the sale of alcohol during religious and other holidays except for Holy Thursday and Good Friday, thanks to a recent…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Calendar
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - March 25, 2016

It's that time of year when beach populations swell, San José's population shrinks (to a lovely, manageable size that stay-at-home josefinos treasure), and solemn processions fill the…

Fewer cantons to enforce dry law during Easter holidays
Business
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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…

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

Road checks to fight wildlife trafficking during Holy Week
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Conservation
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Road checks to fight wildlife trafficking during Holy Week

L. Arias - March 22, 2016

Officials from the Environment Ministry’s National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) will man highway checks this holiday week aimed at stopping wildlife pilfering in the southern Pacific region,…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Calendar
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - March 18, 2016

Processions, services and special events to observe Holy Week will fill towns and cities across the country this week. One place to get into the spirit: the…

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