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 2023, the Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure – All Dates 2023
Date Day Holiday Country
January 2 Monday New Year’s Day U.S.
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day U.S.
February 20 Monday President’s Day U.S.
April 6 Thursday Holy Thursday Costa Rica
April 7 Friday Good Friday Costa Rica
April 10 Monday Juan Santamaría Costa Rica
May 1 Monday Labor Day Costa Rica
May 29 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 19 Monday Juneteenth U.S.
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day U.S.
July 24 Monday Guanacaste Annexation Costa Rica
August 2 Wednesday Lady of Los Angeles Costa Rica
August 14 Monday Mother's Day Costa Rica
September 4 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 15 Friday Independence Day Costa Rica
October 9 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 10 Friday Veteran’s Day U.S.
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 1 Friday Abolition of the Army Costa Rica
December 25 Monday Christmas Day U.S./Costa Rica