This week in Costa Rica they celebrate Semana Santa (translates to Santa week) and means Holy week. No, there is no Santa Clause giving kids gifts. This is one of the country’s biggest holidays and they take it very seriously. Everything is closed Thursday – Sunday. Every town has people who enact scenes leading up to Jesus’ death. You can not buy alcohol because of the ‘Dry law’. No drinking until Jesus is resurrected on Sunday. Those less religious just go to the beach and stalk up on alcohol.