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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

  • Currency: Peso (COP)
  • Internet domain: .co - Telephone code: +57 - International dialing code: 005 - GMT offset: -5 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Sunday
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    Monday june 3, 2024Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday)Catholic
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    Monday june 10, 2024Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday)Catholic
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday july 1, 2024St Peter & St PaulCatholic
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    Monday july 8, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday july 20, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Wednesday august 7, 2024Boyaca Battle DaySecular holiday
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    Monday august 19, 2024Assumption (forwarded to Monday)Catholic
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    Thursday october 3, 2024Rosh Hashanahcards/flowers
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    Friday october 4, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday october 14, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday october 14, 2024Spanishness DaySecular holiday
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    Monday october 21, 2024COP16Tradeshows
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    Monday november 4, 2024All Saints Day (forwarded to Monday)Catholic
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    Monday november 11, 2024Cartagena's IndependenceSecular holiday
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    Sunday december 1, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday december 6, 2024Hanukkahcards/flowers
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    Sunday december 8, 2024Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday)

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    Monday june 3, 2024
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    Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday)

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    Monday june 10, 2024
    Catholic : Devotional name used by some Roman Catholics to refer to the physical heart of Jesus Christ as a symbol of Divine love. Devotion to the Sacred Heart in focusing on Christ's heart metaphorically focuses on the emotional and moral life of Jesus and especially His love for humanity. Wikipedia

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
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    St Peter & St Paul

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Catholic : Or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The celebration is of ancient origin, the date selected being the anniversary either of their death or of the translation of their relics.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday july 8, 2024
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    Independence Day

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    Saturday july 20, 2024
    Secular holiday : Conmemoration of the independence from Spain at the beginning of the 19th Century

    Boyaca Battle Day

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    Wednesday august 7, 2024
    Secular holiday : Defeat of the Spanish by the South American people in 1819

    Assumption (forwarded to Monday)

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Catholic : The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is the dogma so far defined by the Church. The definition was made by Pope Pius XII on 1st November 1950. The Pope proclaimed: "We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory."

    Rosh Hashanah

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    Thursday october 3, 2024
    cards/flowers : Jewish New Year

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 4, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday october 14, 2024
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    Spanishness Day

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    Monday october 14, 2024
    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.

    COP16

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    Monday october 21, 2024
    Tradeshows : Https://www.cop16colombia.com lasts 2 weeks - in Cali

    All Saints Day (forwarded to Monday)

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    Monday november 4, 2024
    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

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    Monday november 11, 2024
    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)

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    Sunday december 1, 2024
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    Hanukkah

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    Friday december 6, 2024
    cards/flowers : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC)

    Immaculate Conception

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    Sunday december 8, 2024
    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

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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.