Holidays and Closures

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The U.S. Embassy observes both U.S. and Costa Rican holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application call center is closed on Sundays, on December 25, and on January 1.

Embassy Dates of Closure

During the year 2021, the Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure – All Dates 2021
Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Friday New Year’s Day U.S./Costa Rica
January 18 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day U.S.
February 15 Monday President’s Day U.S.
April 1 Thursday Holy Thursday Costa Rica
April 2 Friday Good Friday Costa Rica
April 12 Monday Juan Santamaría Costa Rica
May 3 Monday Labor Day Costa Rica
May 31 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
July 5 Monday Independence Day U.S.
July 26 Monday Guanacaste Annexation Costa Rica
August 2 Monday Lady of Los Angeles Costa Rica
August 16 Monday Mother's Day Costa Rica
September 6 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 13 Monday Independence Day Costa Rica
October 11 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 11 Thursday Veteran’s Day U.S.
November 25 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
November 29 Monday Abolition of the Army Costa Rica
December 24 Friday Christmas Day U.S./Costa Rica
December 31 Friday New Year’s Day U.S./Costa Rica