U.S. Embassy employees have reason to thank Christopher Columbus. Employees will get two three-day weekends in a row.
The embassy will be closed Oct. 11, next Monday, for U.S. Columbus Day, a spokesperson said. Then the doors of the embassy will be shut again Monday, Oct. 18, which is the day Costa Rica will be celebrating El Día de las Culturas.
The traditional day is Oct. 12, which is a Tuesday this year.