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Costa Rica promotes cultural tourism for Easter Holy Week

Costa Rica has prepared a series of cultural tourism guides to promote travel during the upcoming Easter Holy Week (Semana Santa). 

Costa Rican authorities urge protocol adherence during Semana Santa

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

Traffic Police promise vigilance during Easter Holy Week

Easter Holy Week, from March 28 to April 3, is among the busiest travel weeks of the year for Costa Ricans.

Costa Rica promotes Holy Week tourism with mandatory vacation

In an effort to reactivate the tourism sector, workers for Costa Rica's Central Government will take mandatory vacations on March 29-31. 

Virtual Semana Santa: The superstitions that mark Easter Week

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.

Pic of the Day: A Holy Week virtual service

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Costa Rica has suspended all mass gatherings, including church and other religious services. 

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

The archbishop of San José, José Rafael Quirós, downplayed the fall in the reputation of the Catholic Church after turbulent months.

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

A woman traveling on a bus Monday in Costa Rica filmed a man touching her beneath her shirt. She said via Facebook that she showed the video to the bus operators who told her all she could do was move seats.

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.

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

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. Here's a list of what's open and what's closed this week.

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