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Bolivia : 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

  • Currency: Boliviano (BOB)
  • Internet domain: .bo - Telephone code: 591 - International dialing code: 0010 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday February 1, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday February 2, 2023Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria (lake Titicaca)Events, celebrations...
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Monday February 20, 2023Carnival (during a week from this day on)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Carnival (second day)Secular holiday
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday February 25, 2023Oruro's La Diablada ("Devil's Carnival")Events, celebrations...
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    Sunday March 19, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Day of the SeaEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday April 1, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Children's DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday April 15, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 10, 2023Reporter's DaySpecial Events
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    Thursday May 25, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 28, 2023Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday June 8, 2023Corpus CristiCatholic
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    Wednesday June 21, 2023Aymara New YearSecular holiday
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    Friday June 30, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday July 17, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday July 17, 2023La Paz Day (La Paz only)Secular holiday
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    Sunday August 6, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday August 7, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Saturday August 12, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday August 16, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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    Thursday August 17, 2023Flag DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Wednesday February 1, 2023
    School holidays :

    Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria (lake Titicaca)

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    Thursday February 2, 2023
    Culture :

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Carnival (during a week from this day on)

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Carnival (second day)

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Regional holiday

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Secular holiday : in Oruro

    Oruro's La Diablada ("Devil's Carnival")

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    Saturday February 25, 2023
    Culture : Dancing, costumes, parades, drinking for 3 days in Oruro.

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Day of the Sea

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    Culture : Commemorates the loss of the region of Antofagasta to Chile during the Pacific War in the nineteenth century. Antofagasta was the only sea access for Bolivia.

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : in Potosi

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Children's Day

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    Culture :

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday April 15, 2023
    Secular holiday : in Tarija

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Reporter's Day

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    Wednesday May 10, 2023
    Special Events : En conmemoración de la promulgación de un decreto de 1938, con el que el gobierno de Germán Busch Becerra reivindicaba los derechos de los trabajadores de prensa. Ese día, pero de 1865, era asesinado el periodista Cirilo Barragán Wikipedia

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday May 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : in Chuquisaca

    Mother's Day

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
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    Corpus Cristi

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    Thursday June 8, 2023
    Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.

    Aymara New Year

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    Wednesday June 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : From 2009

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
    School holidays :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday July 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    La Paz Day (La Paz only)

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    Monday July 17, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Independence Day

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    Sunday August 6, 2023
    Secular holiday : Granted by Spain in 1825

    Independence Day

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    Monday August 7, 2023
    Secular holiday : Granted by Spain in 1825

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday August 12, 2023
    Secular holiday : In tribute to the Chaco people, commemorating the founding of the Gran Chaco Province in Gran Chaco region only

    Regional holiday

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    Wednesday August 16, 2023
    Catholic : Fiesta de la Virgen de Urkupiña Cochabamba only

    Flag Day

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    Thursday August 17, 2023
    Culture :