Holiday today recognizes nation’s cultures

Today, El Día de las Culturas, is a national holiday but most retail establishments will be open. Some private clubs have reduced hours.

The U.S. Embassy also will be closed, as it is for all U.S. and Costa Rican holidays.

Banks and government offices are closed. A.M. Costa Rica’s sales office in Barrio Otoya is closed today, but the newspaper is being published as usual.

Traffic police has lifted their license plate restriction for today. Normally vehicles with the last plate digit of 1 or 2 are prohibited from traveling in the metro area from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays.

Traffic police also will be making some lane adjustments on the Caldera highway, Ruta 27, in anticipation of weekend vacationers headed home to the Central Valley later today.

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