Colombia

Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events

Colombia has 18 holidays (12 Catholic holidays and 6 Civic holidays), plus Palm and Easter Sunday. The city of Barranquilla has 2 extra holidays celebrating Monday and Tuesday of Carnival.

The following are public holidays in Colombia:

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

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