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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.…

Woman records video of man reaching down her shirt on bus; receives no help from driver
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Costa Rica
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Woman records video of man reaching down her shirt on bus; receives no help from driver

The Tico Times - April 11, 2017

A six-hour bus ride in Costa Rica quickly turned into a nightmare for a young woman Monday. The woman, identified only by her Facebook name of Fabiola CH,…

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…

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…

Costa Rica Holy Week deadliest in 10 years
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Costa Rica Holy Week deadliest in 10 years

The Tico Times - April 6, 2015

A U.S. citizen was among 44 people killed during Holy Week this year in Costa Rica — the highest death toll for the holiday in a decade, the…

VIDEO: Costa Rica processions commemorate Good Friday
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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.…

Drunk driver nosedives car into Paquera ferry
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Newsletter
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Drunk driver nosedives car into Paquera ferry

The Tico Times - April 3, 2015

Hopefully your trip to the beach Thursday went better than this guy’s. Thursday afternoon, ferry service between Puntarenas and Paquera was interrupted after a white Hyundai Santa…

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…

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…