Saturday, September 18, 2021

Festivals & Holidays in Colombia

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Colombia has 18 public holidays (12 Catholic and 6 civil), plus Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. The city of Barranquilla has two additional holidays to celebrate Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

The following days are public holidays in Colombia:

  • Año Nuevo / (New Year’s Day) (1 January)
  • Día de los Reyes Magos / (Epiphany) (6 January)
  • Carnival Monday (48 days before Easter Sunday. Only valid for the city of Barranquilla).
  • Carnival Tuesday (47 days before Easter Sunday. Only valid for the city of Barranquilla).
  • Día de San José / (Feast of Saint Joseph) (19 March)
  • Jueves Santo / (Holy Thursday) and Viernes Santo (Good Friday) (the Thursday and Friday before Easter Sunday, dates vary in March or April).
  • Primero de Mayo / (Labour Day) (1 May)
  • Ascensión del señor / (Ascension of Jesus) (39 days after Easter Sunday)
  • Corpus Christi (60 days after Easter Sunday)
  • Sagrado Corazón (68 days after Easter Sunday)
  • San Pedro y San Pablo / Saint Peter and Saint Paul) (29 June)
  • Declaracion de la Independencia de Colombia / Declaration of Independence (20 July)
  • Battle of Boyacá (7 August)
  • La Asunción / (Assumption of the Virgin Mary) (15 August)
  • Día de la Raza / (Columbus Day) (12 October)
  • Dia de los Santos / All Saints’ Day (1 November)
  • Independencia de Cartagena / Independence of Cartagena (11 November)
  • La Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception) (8 December)
  • Navidad (Christmas Day) (25 December)