Semana Santa is the most important holiday for the Ticos in Costa Rica. This is because of the religious character of the Costa Rican population. When translated into English, Semana Santa means Holy Week and it is meant to remember the last week of Jezus Christ on earth. During this week most Ticos have the whole week off and celebrate Semana Santa at the beach with their families, a lot of food and alcohol. On Thursday and Friday in Semana Santa it is illegal to sell and serve alcohol, however, there are always places where alcohol is sold illegally. Also, the tradition is not to eat meat in this week, however not all people live by this tradition anymore.There are many religious processions and services during this week in many different cities, it is an important tradition to the Ticos and therefore many people go and witness it.