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Public holidays in Colombia

Colombian Holidays ,Festivals and Carnivals

Public holidays in Colombia

Colombia is officially called the Republic of Colombia. It is relatively a big country and situated in South America. The only country in South America that shares its coastline with both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. It shares its border with Brazil in the Southeast, Ecuador in the Southwest, Panama in the West, Peru in the South, and Venezuela in East. With the population of almost 42,888,592 individuals, it is the third largest country of Latin America.

Below are listed Public Holidays in Colombia


06 January

St Joseph’s Day

19 March Note: When this holiday does not fall on a Monday, it is observed the following Monday.

Good Friday

02 April

Ascension Day

13 & 17 May

Sagrado Corazon (Sacred Heart Day)

22 June  Note: When this holiday does not fall on a Monday, it is observed the following Monday.

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

29 June  Note: When this holiday does not fall on a Monday, it is observed the following Monday.

Independence Day

20 July

Battle of Boyac

07 August


15 August

Da de la Raza

12 October

Independence of Cartagena City

11 November Note: When this holiday does not fall on a Monday, it is observed the following Monday.

Immaculate Conception

08 December

Christmas Day

25 December

New Year’s Day in Colombia

On January 01, New Year’s Day is celebrated in Colombia and all over the world as well. It is a public holiday and very important for native Colombians, learn more…

Epiphany (Observed) in Colombia

In, 06 January is celebrated as Epiphany in Colombia. It is purely a religious event and relates to Christians because that is the day when Christ was revealed to this world, learn more…

St. Joseph’s Day in Colombia

In , the March 19th is celebrated as the St. Joseph Day after the Monday, March 19. It is a public holiday and all institutes, public, and government sectors are remain closed on this day, learn more…

Maundy Thursday in Colombia

In , the April 01 is considered as the Maundy Thursday. It comes before the Good Friday, the other names of this events are Sheer or Shere Thursday, Passion Thursday, and Paschal Thursday.

Good Friday in Colombia

In , Friday, April 02 is considered as Good Friday. This day is celebrated before Easter Sunday by the Christian community, earn more…

Labour Day in Colombia

Just like rest if the World the May 01, is celebrated as the Labour Day in Colombia. It is a public holiday in all government and public sectors, learn more…

Mother’s Day in Colombia

On May 12 the Mother’s Day in Colombia is celebrated. It falls on Sunday and not a public holiday. It is held to show appreciation to mother figures, learn more…

Ascension Day (Observed) in Colombia

The May 13th & 17th is celebrated as the Ascension Day (Observed) in Colombia. It is celebrated 40 days after Easter, learn more…

Father’s Day in Colombia

In , the June 16, is celebrated as Father’s Day in Colombia. It is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. It is celebrated to recognize the contribution that the father makes in the life of children, learn more…

Corpus Christi (Observed) in Colombia

In , June 11th is considered as the Corpus Christi (Observed) in Colombia. It is an event that purely relates to Christians beliefs that honor the Holy Eucharist, learn more…

Sacred Heart in Colombia

The 22 June, is celebrated as Sacred Heart in Colombia. It is celebrated ten weeks and day after Easter Sunday. It is also known as the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, learn more…

Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Colombia

In , June 29th is celebrated as Saint Peter and Saint Paul day in Colombia. This day is observed on Monday after 29th June, learn more…

Declaration of Independence in Colombia

July 20, 1810, is the day of declaration of independence in Colombia. This day is celebrated on 20th July every year, learn more…

Battle of Boyacá in Colombia

The August 07, is celebrated as the Day of Battle of Boyacá in Colombia. This commemorates the victory over Spanish in 1819, learn more…

Assumption Day in Colombia

Assumption Day is also known as the “Assumption of Mary”. It is celebrated on 15 August or the Monday after 15 August. This day is called Feast of Assumption, learn more…

Columbus Day in Colombia

Monday, October 12th is celebrated as Columbus Day in Colombia. It is a public holiday when all public and private sectors remain closed, learn more…

All Saints Day (Observed) in Colombia

In , the Ist November is celebrated as All Saints Day (Observed) in Colombia.

Independence of Cartagena in Colombia

The November 11, is celebrated as the Independence of Cartagena in Colombia. It is a public holiday for all government and private sectors.

Immaculate Conception Day in Colombia

The December 08, is celebrated as the Immaculate Conception Day in Colombia. It is also known as Immaculate Conception, learn more…

Christmas Day in Colombia

Like the rest of the world, December 25th is celebrated as Christmas Day every year. It is purely an event of the Christian community, learn more…

Boxing Day in Colombia

According to Gregorian, Boxing Day is held on December 26th. This day is celebrated to give tribute to the services of the servant throughout the whole year.

Facts and Figures about Colombia

All facts and figures about Colombia are listed below. Take a look if you want to know about them.

Capital of Colombia

Bogota is the national capital of Colombia. It mainly consists of high plateaus and the second-highest capital of South America. It covers a 1,587 sq kilometers area in Colombian land.

President of Colombia

Iván Duque Márquez is the current president of the Republic of Colombia. Under the constitution, the Colombian President also serves as the head of the stat and the head of the government as well.

Population of Colombian

In 2017, the estimated population of Colombia is over 49.07 million which is equivalent to 0.65% of the total world’s population. It is ranked on 29th position the most populated countries of the world.

Flag of Colombia

The current national flag of Colombia features a tri-color design of yellow, blue, and red color. The yellow color is double in size. The national flag adopted on November-26, 1861.


Currency of Colombia

The national currency of Colombia is the Colombian peso. The official code for the currency is COP and the most commonly used symbol is $ or COL$.

Religion of Colombia

Catholicism is the official religion of Colombia because 73% of the population practice this religion. While others are 14% Protestants, 11% irreligious, and 2% other religions.

What Is The Dialing Code of Colombia?

The international dialing code of Colombia is +57.

What Is The Crime Rate of Colombia?

Colombia has a crime index of 51. 50 and the safety index is 48.50 in the world.

What Is The Famous Airports in Colombia?

Being a South American country Colombia has many national and international flights on a daily basis. Some of the busiest airports of Colombia are El Dorado International Airport which is located in Bogotá, José María Córdova International Airport which is located in Medellín, Rafael Núñez International Airport which located in Cartagena, Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport which located in the Cali, Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport which located in the Barranquilla, Simón Bolívar International Airport which located in the Santa Marta, and Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport which located in the San Andrés

Top Destinations of Colombia

This South American country is has everything from Sandy Beaches to Amazon rainforests. Some of the best places to visit here include Popayan, Medellin, San Andres y Providencia, San Agustin, Zona Cafetera, San Gil, Villa de Leyva, Bogota, and Tayrona National Park.


Area of Colombia

The total area of Colombia is almost 1.142 million sq. Kilometers.

GDP of Colombia

In 2017, the estimated GDP of Colombia is almost 309.2 billion US dollars which is equivalent to 0.50% of the total world’s economy.

Sports of Colombia

The most commonly played sport in Colombia is football. Also, Cycling and Roller skating is also much loved here.

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