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Public Holidays in Costa Rica

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Year 2012

January 1
New Year's Day
February 9
new year holiday (end)
March 19
Feast of San Josť (St Josť only)Religious - Catholic
March 23
Easter holiday (beginning)
April 5
Maundy ThursdayReligious - Catholic or protestant
April 6
Good FridayReligious - Catholic or protestant
April 9
Easter holiday (end)
April 11
Heroes Day
May 1
Labor Day/May Day
May 18
mid-term holiday (beginning)
May 28
mid-term holiday (end)
July 6
summer holiday (beginning)
July 23
summer holiday (end)
July 30
Guanacaste Annexion
August 2
Virgin of Los Angeles
August 15
AssumptionReligious - Catholic
September 7
Children's Day
September 15
Independence DayNational Day
October 15
Spanishness Day
December 21
new year holiday (beginning)
December 25
Christmas DayReligious - Catholic or protestant
December 31
New Year's Eve

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There are so many things to see in Paris and so little time to do it that your journey in the French capital can wind up taking the colors of a marathon run. I offer you a different take on it: stop, review your options, and decide to kill a couple of hours doing just nothing but reading a good book in a spot where you can be left to yourself. Here are three spots where you can do just that.

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