Monday is Memorial Day in the United States, and workers at the U.S. Embassy here will be off for a four-day weekend. An embassy spokesperson said Tuesday that the facility will be closed Friday and also Monday. Of course, the embassy is staffed 24-hours a day for emergencies.
Memorial day was once known as Decoration Day. It has its origins in the U.S. Civil War as a time to honor the fallen. American Legion members will be holding a ceremony at the cemetery in San Antonio de Escazú Monday, followed by a Memorial Day picnic in Villa Amira in Santa Ana. The picnic admission is 7,000 colons a person, about $14, and the Legion notes that profits go to charity. Ticket information is available on the Legion Web site. The information is HERE!