While traveling in Costa Rica always feels like a celebration, these Costa Rica events and festivals are the country's official parties and processions.
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New Year's Day
San Jose Costa Rica is the place to ring in the new year, with a massive dance party in the capital city's central park (Parque Central).
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Semana Santa/Easter Week
As a devoutly Catholic nation, Costa Rica takes Semana Santa (Easter Week, or Holy Week) seriously, with masses and religious processions. Most of Costa Rica shuts down for the holiday, as many businesses close all week.
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An annual celebration of the 1824 annexation of Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province. The Costa Rica festival is full of cowboy splendor, including bullfights, cattle shows, and folk dancing.
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Limon Carnival/Dia de La Raza
Held on or around Columbus Day, the yearly Limon Carnival is one of the most boisterous Costa Rica events. Costa Rica's Caribbean roots explode in a colorful festival of music, traditional dancing, and Caribbean food.
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