Colombian Culture

Dates of Significance

  • Año Nuevo – New Year’s Day (1st of January)
  • Día de los Reyes Magos – Epiphany (6th of January*)
  • Día de San José – St. Joseph’s Day (19th of March*)
  • Jueves Santo – Holy Thursday (Varies each year)
  • Viernes Santo – Holy Friday (Varies each year)
  • Primero de Mayo – Labour Day (1st of May)
  • Ascension Day (Varies each year)
  • Corpus Christi (Varies each year)
  • Sagrado Corazón – Sacred Heart (Varies each year)
  • San Pedro y San Pablo – Saint Peter and Saint Paul (29th of June*)
  • Independence Day (20th of July)
  • Battle of Boyacá (7th of August)
  • La Asunción – Assumption (15th of August*)
  • Día de la Raza or Día de Colón – Columbus Day (12th of October*)
  • Día de Todos los Santos – All Saints’ Day (1st of November*)
  • Independence of Cartagena City (11th of November*)
  • Día de las Velitas – Day of the Little Candles (7th of December)
  • La Inmaculada Concepción – Immaculate Conception Day (8th of December)
  • Navidad – Christmas Day (25th of December).


* When this date does not fall on a Monday, these holidays are observed the following Monday.


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