There is another three-day weekend coming soon

Tuesday’s holiday may be gone, but there is another one, a biggie, in less than two weeks.

Monday, Aug. 15, is the Día de la Madre, Costa Rica’s mother’s day. Most expats know that the mother runs the Latin American home, so veneration of the mother is far stronger than for the father.

That’s why the Día de la Madre, a legal holiday, is a great time for restaurants and retailers. And because the day is a Monday this year, there is a three-day weekend.

And it does not hurt that the day also is the traditional pay day.

It is not a coincidence that Aug. 15 also happens to be the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in the Catholic, Orthodox and several other faiths.Naturally, public offices, embassies and some private businesses will be closed.

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