Saturday, April 16, 2011

Semana Santa

Semana Santa or Holy Week (the week before Easter) takes on various forms in Costa Rica. For some it is a time of prayer and reflection. For others it is a time to head for the beaches. With many bussinesses closed for Holy Week people usually pack up their families and go on vacation. No alcohol is sold from Wednesday night to midnight Saturday. Bars are sealed. All Government offices are closed. So are the emergency rooms at the private hospitals. The post office, along with some banks and malls are closed from Thursday to Monday. Holy Week takes on a different tone in Costa Rica.

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