Colombia Public Holidays

A calendar of the national vacation days when businesses, schools, government offices and banks may close and most people get the day off in Colombia...

Because of its Catholic background, Colombia observes many religious holidays; some are fixed dates, for example 25 December, some are moved to the following Monday to make a three day weekend, so as not to break the working week in half. This is known as Puente.

Colombia has the second highest number of holidays in the world, with a total of 18; 12 of these are religious and six are civic holidays. Because of this, the country also ranks as the tenth country in the world with the most paid holidays.


  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • 9th January - Epiphany Holiday
  • 20th March - Saint Joseph's Day Holiday
  • 13th April - Maundy Thursday
  • 14th April - Good Friday
  • 1st May - Labour Day
  • 29th May - Ascension Holiday
  • 19th June - Corpus Christi
  • 26th June - Sacred Heart
  • 3rd July - Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
  • 20th July - Independence Day
  • 7th August - Battle of Boyacá Day
  • 21st August - Assumption Day
  • 16th October - Día de la Raza Holiday (Columbus Day)
  • 6th November - All Saints' Day Holiday
  • 13th November - Cartegena Independence Holiday
  • 8th December - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • 25th December - Christmas Day