Public Holidays in Costa Rica for 2019
Current businesses or potential businesses setting up in Costa Rica should take note that the local customary practice is that most business entities close for two weeks during Easter. Holy Easter holidays takes one week, while the following week is also considered a holiday called Semana Santa. It is best that employers arrange the necessary for workers to take their holidays to celebrate and honour such a holiday.
The following are public holiday dates in Costa Rica for 2019. These dates will change according to the official announcement.
Dates of the Costa Rica Public Holiday 2019
|1 Jan||Tue||New Year’s Day|
|11 Apr||Thu||Juan Santamaria Day|
|18 Apr||Thu||Maundy Thursday|
|19 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|1 May||Wed||Labour Day|
|25 Jul||Thu||Guanacaste Day|
|2 Aug||Fri||Lady of the Angels Day|
|15 Aug||Thu||Assumption Day|
|15 Aug||Thu||Mother’s Day|
|15 Sep||Sun||Independence Day|
|14 Oct||Mon||Cultures National Day|
|25 Dec||Wed||Christmas Day|
Click here for more information from https://costaricalaw.com original release which Costa Rica Law has published.
Not Everyone Gets to Celebrate
The Costar Rica Labour Law has detailed that every employee is entitled to eight paid holidays per year. For additional religious holidays, an employee may be entitled at the employers’ discretion. Though most of Costa Rica is closed for public holidays as stipulated, there are those who have to continue working due to the nature of their job. Such employers are required to compensate employees working during mandatory public holidays with double the daily pay rate.
Doing Business in Costa Rica
Costa Rica has been cited for its long-standing and stable politics. Historically, Costa Rica emphasizes education, thus, ensuring a highly educated & skilled workforce. Costa Ricans speaks English and also their native language. With such a solid foundation, it is no wonder that entrepreneurs looking for a change, would be interested to know more about business in Costa Rica.