Big Events

January: Costa Rica's largest traditional fiesta, Fiestas Palmares, takes place in Palmares over 11 nights.

March–April: From Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday, Holy Week sees parties up and down the coasts and religious processions elsewhere.

August: Día de la Virgen de los Ángeles celebrates Costa Rica's patron saint on August 2.

September: Parades mark Independence Day in most communities on September 15.

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