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Semana Santa

13 photos from Costa Rica’s annual Good Friday procession through the capital

Hundreds gathered in Parque Central Friday morning to watch the Good Friday procession in front of Metropolitan Cathedral. The procession was made up of members of the Catholic clergy and reenacters who performed the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.

Semana Santa, ‘Marley’, a circus and other happenings in Costa Rica

Holy Week and its madness continue, with parades and pseudo-crucifixions and Easter egg hunts on Sunday.

Romans will crucify Jesus in annual Good Friday parades throughout Costa Rica

The annual procession is held in towns and cities across the country, but the largest and most elaborate parade will start in downtown San José starting at 10:30 a.m.

Watch out for burglaries and out-of-control effigy burnings this holiday weekend

Even a deeply religious holiday like Easter is not completely free of mischief. Saturday, the night before Easter, marks the traditional "Burning of Judas" where Catholics set flame to effigies of Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus and led to his crucifixion.

276 people arrested so far during Semana Santa

Not everyone in Costa Rica is taking the holy part of Semana Santa all that seriously.

Watch out for riptides during the Easter Holy Week

Oceanographers at the National University (UNA) are warning Easter Holy Week travelers to take precautions at the beach this week due to riptides. The strongest currents were forecast at beaches in the northern Caribbean and Central Pacific.

More than 600 park rangers to patrol during Semana Santa

This holiday season, leave the plants and animals where they belong, or else!

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