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Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour has announced that the Costa Rican public sector and government agencies would benefit from public holidays during the entire upcoming Holy Week, that is to say, from Saturday, March 24, until Sunday, April 1, 2018, inclusively.
The extension of the Easter week public sector holidays to a full week ("da asueto toda la Semana Santa a los empleados públicos, con el fin de que compartan con sus familias y se dinamice el turismo"), a regular occurrence in neighboring Nicaragua (2017-04-06, 2016-03-15, 2014-04-07, 2013-03-05, 2012-03-24, 2011-04-08, 2010-03-17, 2009-03-20, and 2008-03-10), had been observed regularly until 2013 in Costa Rica (2013-03-18, 2012-03-25, 2010-03-11 and 2009-03-19), but was not so observed for the 2 years, until 2 years ago when the practice was started again (2017-03-15 and 2016-02-24).
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