Mother's Day in Costa Rica in 2021

Mother's Day in Costa Rica in 2021

  Dates of Mother's Day in Costa Rica
2022 Costa Rica Mon, Aug 15 National Holiday
2021 Costa Rica Sun, Aug 15 National Holiday
2020 Costa Rica Mon, Aug 17 National Holiday
2019 Costa Rica Thu, Aug 15 National Holiday
2018 Costa Rica Wed, Aug 15 National Holiday
  Summary
Mother's Day in Costa Rica is a public holiday on the Feast of the Assumption.
  Local name
Día de la Madre
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Mother's Day in Costa Rica in 2021

In a move intended to rejuvenate the tourism sector after the COVID-19 pandemic, this holiday will be moved to the following Monday from 2020 onwards.

When is Mother's Day in Costa Rica?

Mother's Day (Spanish: Día de la Madre) is a national holiday in Costa Rica on August 15th each year. If the holiday falls on a weekend, the public holiday may be moved to the following Monday as a way to promote local tourism.

Traditions of Mother's Day

This is one of the most important days of the year in Costa Rica. The date is different from Mother's Day in other countries as it is celebrated on the Feast of the Assumption. The Assumption relates to the Virgin Mary being assumed from her earthly life to join her son into heaven. The day is seen as a joyous event and is Mary's divine birthday.

Traditionally, families come together on Mother’s Day for a special lunch that includes the entire extended family - as Mother's Day involves giving thanks to mothers, grandmothers and wives. As with other Mother’s Days, celebrations revolve around giving presents. 

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