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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)
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  • Weekend: Sunday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 9, 2023Epiphany (forwarded to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Monday January 23, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday February 9, 2023Reporter's DaySpecial Events
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Saturday February 18, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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    Monday March 20, 2023San JoséCatholic
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Tour ColombiaSports events
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday April 3, 2023Tennis OpenSports events
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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 12, 2023Passovercards/flowers
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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)Catholic
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    Monday June 12, 2023Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday)Catholic
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    Saturday June 17, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday June 19, 2023Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday)Catholic
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    Monday July 3, 2023St Peter & St PaulCatholic
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    Monday July 10, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday July 13, 2023AgroExpoTradeshows
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    Thursday July 20, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    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

    Epiphany (forwarded to Monday)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    Secular holiday : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance. Celebrated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism.

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    School holidays : Https://www.redacademica.edu.co
    calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
    all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process

    PISA ranking (average 493): 416
    Average class size: more than 30
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Number of teaching weeks: 40
    schools may open on Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Feb 2024 in Bogotá

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

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    Thursday February 9, 2023
    Special Events : El 9 de febrero de 1971 comenzó a circular el semanario Papel Periódico de Santafé de Bogotá . La ley 918 de 2004 declaró el 4 de agosto como el Día del Periodista y Comunicador Wikipedia

    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

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday February 18, 2023
    Catholic : Barranquilla Carnival - www.carnavaldebarranquilla.org in Baranquilla only - lasts 4 days - 2023 edition confirmed

    San José

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    Monday March 20, 2023
    Catholic : Tribute to Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary.

    Tour Colombia

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Sports events : Cycling race GFNY Bogota -- lasts 5 days 2023 edition confirmed

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    Tennis Open

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    Monday April 3, 2023
    Sports events : Http://www.atpworldtour.com in Bogota 2023 edition confirmed

    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
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    Passover

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus

    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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    Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday)

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    Monday June 12, 2023
    Catholic :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday June 17, 2023
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday)

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    Monday June 19, 2023
    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

    St Peter & St Paul

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    Monday July 3, 2023
    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 10, 2023
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    AgroExpo

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    Thursday July 13, 2023
    Tradeshows : Lasts 1 week - http://www.agroexpo.com in Bogota 2023 edition confirmed

    Independence Day

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    Thursday July 20, 2023
    Secular holiday : Conmemoration of the independence from Spain at the beginning of the 19th Century