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

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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



Internet domain: .ve - Telephone code: +58 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
Currency: Bolivar (VEB) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Name Date Kind
Maundy Thursday*Thursday April 1, 2021Catholic or protestant 
Good Friday*Friday April 2, 2021Catholic or protestant 
Easter holiday (end)Monday April 5, 2021School holidays 
Emancipation Day*Monday April 19, 2021Secular holiday 
Labor Day/May Day*Saturday May 1, 2021Secular holiday 
Mothers' Day*Sunday May 9, 2021cards/flowers 
Ascension (forwarded to Monday)Monday May 24, 2021Banks only 
Arbor DaySunday May 30, 2021cards/flowers 
San Antonio DaySunday June 13, 2021Culture 
Corpus Christi*Monday June 14, 2021Banks only 
Fathers' DaySunday June 20, 2021cards/flowers 
Battle of Carabobo*Thursday June 24, 2021Secular holiday 
Reporter's DaySunday June 27, 2021Special Events 
St Peter & St Paul*Monday June 28, 2021Banks only 
Independence Day*Monday July 5, 2021National Day 
Simon Bolivar Day*Saturday July 24, 2021Secular holiday 
summer holiday (beginning)Wednesday July 28, 2021School holidays 

Maundy Thursday -
Thursday April 1, 2021

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


Good Friday -
Friday April 2, 2021

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) -
Monday April 5, 2021

School holidays :


Emancipation Day -
Monday April 19, 2021

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


Labor Day/May Day -
Saturday May 1, 2021

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 -
Sunday May 9, 2021

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) -
Monday May 24, 2021

Banks only :


Arbor Day -
Sunday May 30, 2021

cards/flowers :


San Antonio Day -
Sunday June 13, 2021

Culture :


Corpus Christi -
Monday June 14, 2021

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 -
Sunday June 20, 2021

cards/flowers :


Battle of Carabobo -
Thursday June 24, 2021

Secular holiday : Bolivar's victory in 1823 over the Spanish army


Reporter's Day -
Sunday June 27, 2021

Special Events :


St Peter & St Paul -
Monday June 28, 2021

Banks only : Christian holiday commemorating the date around 258, under the Valerian persecution, when what were believed to be the remains of the two apostles were both moved temporarily to prevent them from falling into the hands of the persecutors.


Independence Day -
Monday July 5, 2021

Secular holiday : Even though the actual independence was granted by Spain in 1830, claim for independence was declared in 1811, making Venezuela the first South American nation to declare independence


Simon Bolivar Day -
Saturday July 24, 2021

Secular holiday : Born in 1783


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday July 28, 2021

School holidays :