In our beautiful country of Costa Rica, Mother’s Day is celebrated each year on August 15th. This national holiday, known locally as Día de la Madre, falls on the same day as the Feast of the Assumption, which is the day that Catholics observe the Virgin Mary’s ascension to Heaven when her earthly life was over. For that reason, Mother’s Day is not only a celebration for all mothers, but it is also considered to be a spiritual holiday for many of the residents of Costa Rica.
Mother’s Day Traditions in Costa Rica
On Mother’s Day in Costa Rica, it is a time honored tradition for all moms to be showered with a bounty of gifts including flowers and sweet treats. Many are taken out to eat at a restaurant while others may enjoy a home cooked meal prepared by their children. Tradition and family are the cornerstone of Costa Rica’s culture and the role of a mother is clearly evident in all households. The commercialized version of the holiday that is well-known in the United States has influenced some Costa Ricans into buying elaborate gifts on Mother’s Day, however there are still many who choose to go with simpler, inexpensive gifts that show the same amount of love.
Honoring Mom in Costa Rica
Visitors to Costa Rica who want to honor their mother in the same way can take part in the festivities and treat their moms to an authentic Costa Rican Mother’s Day. There are many attractions in the area that any mother is sure to enjoy visiting with her child. The beach in Manuel Antonio is an ideal location that features world class views of the ocean and plenty of accommodation options to choose from. This beach features sparkling blue water and white sand that helps to create a magical atmosphere that is perfect for honoring Mom on her special day, or any other day of the year. Treat mom to a delicious breakfast here at Cafe Milagro or come by in the evening and celebrate mom with a delicious dinner and live music!