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Colombia : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


Colombia : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

Internet domain: .co - Telephone code: +57 - International dialing code: 005 - GMT offset: -5 (DST: no)
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Weekend: Sunday

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New Year's Day**Friday January 1, 2021Secular holiday 
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Epiphany (forwarded to Monday)*Monday January 11, 2021Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 11, 2021School holidays 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday October 2, 2020School holidays 
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Spanishness Day*Monday October 12, 2020Secular holiday 
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mid-term holiday (end)Monday October 12, 2020School holidays 
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All Saints Day (forwarded to Monday)**Monday November 2, 2020Catholic 
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Cartagena's Independence*Monday November 16, 2020Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (beginning)Friday December 4, 2020School holidays 
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general strikeFriday December 4, 2020Secular holiday 
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Immaculate Conception**Tuesday December 8, 2020Catholic 
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Hanukkah**Friday December 11, 2020cards/flowers 
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Christmas Day*Friday December 25, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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New Year's Day -
Friday January 1, 2021

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Epiphany (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday January 11, 2021

Secular holiday : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance. Celebrated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism.

Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 11, 2021

School holidays :
calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process

PISA ranking (average 493): 416
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Number of teaching weeks: 40
schools may open on Saturday
school uniforms required
We carry all confirmed dates till Dec 2020 IN THE CALI REGION (some variations in other regions)
First day of school: one week earlier in Antioquia, Caquetá, Cartago, Envigado, Girardot, Huila, Itagüí, Medellín, Montería, Rionegro, Sabaneta y Sucre.
One week later in Apartadó, Boyacá, Buga, Cali, Casanare, Ciénaga parte plana*, Córdoba, Duitama, Florencia, Guainía, La Guajira, Ipiales, Jamundí, Magangué, Magdalena, Maicao, Meta, Nariño, Pasto, Putumayo, Riohacha, Sincelejo, Sogamoso, Tolima, Tumaco, Tuluá, Uribia, Valle del Cauca, Valledupar, Vaupés, Vichada, Villavicencio, Yopal, y Zipaquirá.

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Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Friday October 2, 2020

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Spanishness Day -
Monday October 12, 2020

Secular holiday : On October 12, 1492, Christopher Colombus, a navigator from Genova, reached the New World. Numerous nations celebrate this event on October 12. In the U.S. and in Colombia, the celebration takes place on the second Monday of October.

Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday October 12, 2020

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All Saints Day (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday November 2, 2020

Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)

Cartagena's Independence -
Monday November 16, 2020

Secular holiday : Cartagena city was the first of those in Colombia and Venezuela to declare on 11 November, 1811 absolute independence from Spain. Known as the Republic of Cartagena, it was one of the bases used by Simon Bolivar to launch his campaign to liberate Venezuela.

Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 4, 2020

School holidays :

General strike -
Friday December 4, 2020

Secular holiday :

Immaculate Conception -
Tuesday December 8, 2020

Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Hanukkah -
Friday December 11, 2020

cards/flowers : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC) NOT a public holiday

Christmas Day -
Friday December 25, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.