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Venezuela : 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: Bolivar (VEB)
  • Internet domain: .ve - Telephone code: +58 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Thursday December 8, 2022Day of loyalty and love to Hugo Chávez Fríascards/flowers
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    Monday December 12, 2022Immaculate ConceptionBanks only
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    Friday December 23, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday December 24, 2022Christmas EveSecular holiday
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday December 31, 2022New Year's EveSecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday January 9, 2023Epiphany (forwarded to Monday)Banks only
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    Tuesday January 10, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday January 16, 2023Divine Shepherd's DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday February 4, 2023School holidaySchool holidays
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    Friday February 17, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023CarnivalBanks only
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Carnival TuesdaySecular holiday
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    Monday February 27, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday March 19, 2023MarathonSports events
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Maundy ThursdayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday April 19, 2023Emancipation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday May 22, 2023Ascension (forwarded to Monday)Banks only
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    Sunday May 28, 2023Arbor Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday June 8, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday June 12, 2023Corpus ChristiBanks only
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday June 19, 2023San Antonio DayBanks only
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    Saturday June 24, 2023Battle of CaraboboSecular holiday
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    Tuesday June 27, 2023Reporter's DaySpecial Events
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    Day of loyalty and love to Hugo Chávez Frías

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    Thursday December 8, 2022
    cards/flowers : In tribute to the former President from 2013 onwards Not a paid holiday

    Immaculate Conception

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    Monday December 12, 2022
    Banks only :

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday December 23, 2022
    School holidays :

    Christmas Eve

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    Saturday December 24, 2022
    Secular holiday : In certain countries, businesses may be closed half a day only. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    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.

    New Year's Eve

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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

    Banks are closed

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    Banks only : Epiphany

    Epiphany (forwarded to Monday)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    Banks only :

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Tuesday January 10, 2023
    School holidays : Www.mppeuct.gob.ve

    gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Free and compulsory education for ages 7 to 14
    Uniform is required
    Number of insructional days: 165
    Schools may open on Saturday
    Due to the current instability, school calendars are uncertain

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Divine Shepherd's Day

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    Monday January 16, 2023
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    School holiday

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    Saturday February 4, 2023
    School holidays : Anniversary of late dictator Hugo Chavez’s failed 1992 coup attempt.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
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    Carnival

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Banks only :

    Carnival Tuesday

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday February 27, 2023
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    Marathon

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    Sports events : Http://maraton.caf.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
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    Maundy Thursday

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).

    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.

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    School holidays :

    Emancipation Day

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    Wednesday April 19, 2023
    Secular holiday : On April 19, 1810, the Spanish governor was officially expelled from Venezuela, following Simon Bolivar's revolutionary action.

    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 .

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Ascension (forwarded to Monday)

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    Monday May 22, 2023
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    Arbor Day

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday June 8, 2023
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    Corpus Christi

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    Monday June 12, 2023
    Banks only : 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.

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
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    San Antonio Day

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    Monday June 19, 2023
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    Battle of Carabobo

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    Saturday June 24, 2023
    Secular holiday : Bolivar's victory in 1823 over the Spanish army

    Reporter's Day

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    Tuesday June 27, 2023
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