English Lessons: Holidays in Costa Rica

Holidays in Costa Rica

Holidays in Costa Rica

Holidays are a time when someone does not go to work or school but is free to do what they want, such as travel or relax.

This is a list of Public Holidays in Costa Rica

January 1stNew Year’s Day
April 11thJuan Santamaría Day
May 1stWorkers or Labor Day
July 25thGuanacaste Day
August 2ndVirgin of Los Angeles Day
August 15thMother´s Day
September 15thIndependence Day
October 12thNational Cultures Day
December 25thChristmas Day

Festivals and Holidays in Costa Rica

These are a list of the most famous Festivals and Holidays in Costa Rica

Zapote Fiestas

The Zapote Fiestas are celebrated in December

  • You can go to a variety of bars
  • You can enjoy live music, bullfights and mechanical games.

Palmares Fiestas

The Palmares Fiestas are celebrated sometime in January

  • You can enjoy dancing, concerts and bullfighting.
  • You can enjoy live music with international singers

Santa Cruz Fiestas

The Santa Cruz Fiestas take place the second week in January

  • You can enjoy typical music, bullfighting and Folkloric dancing

Carnival and Festival del Mar

A lively, seven-day celebration with food, music, beer, sporting events, dancing, and street carnivals and fairs in Puntarenas

Liberia Fiestas

It is celebrated with music, rides and concerts throughout Liberia

Listening Exercises: Holidays in Costa Rica

This is a listening exercise about Holidays in Costa Rica

Hello, My name is Gaby. How are you? I want to tell you something about __________________ in my country. we have many days to __________________ different things. We celebrate, new year´s eve, valentine’s day, easter, father’s day, independence day and many more. My favorite holiday is ______________.

For christmas, we gather together with family, we have a special ______________ , with pork, tamales and eggnog. We also pray and exchange __________________.

My birthday is on december too. That’s why I love Christmas. My second favorite holiday is valentine’s day. People like to give chocolates and ______________, I love chocolates.

I also enjoy mother’s day, and that’s because I am a mom; so my family treats me very good and make me ___________ special. Let me think, well I also enjoy independence day. In Costa Rica, we celebrate with __________________, marching bands and majorettes; it is a big celebration around the country.

People go down town to watch the parades and celebrate with the __________________ and people.

Thanks for listening.

How to Find the Main Idea

Information about Holidays in Englishpost.org

  1. Christmas Vocabulary: 50 Words that You Should know for the Holidays.
  2. Holidays and Celebrations

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