In Bolivia, there are 11 public holidays in 2023, three of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Plurinational State Foundation Day
The holiday is observed on January 22, 2023, and commemorates the anniversary of the country's name being changed to the Plurinational State of Bolivia in 2009.
The holiday lasts two days, February 20 and 21, 2023. It is the last day before Lenten fasting from Ash Wednesday, so people will use the fat ingredients to prepare for the fasting.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. In 2023, Good Friday is celebrated on April 7, 2023 in Western churches and April 14, 2023 in Eastern churches.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Corpus Christi celebrates the real presence of the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ in the elements of the Eucharist. It is observed on June 08, 2023.
Andean New Year
Andean New Year, or Willkakuti, is a public holiday in Bolivia, observed on June 21, 2023. The holiday commemorates the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which is the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year.
Independence Day is observed on August 6, 2025. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Bolivia gaining its independence from Spain in 1825.
All Souls' Day
This is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, observed on November 2, 2023.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in Bolivia 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Plurinational State Foundation Day||Jan 22, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Plurinational State |
Foundation Day Holiday
|Jan 23, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Carnival Monday||Feb 20, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Carnival Tuesday||Feb 21, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Corpus Christi||Jun 08, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Andean New Year||Jun 21, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Aug 06, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day Holiday||Aug 07, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|All Souls' Day||Nov 02, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Bolivia in 2023.