Public Holidays in Bolivia in 2023

In Bolivia, there are 11 public holidays in 2023, and three of them 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 when the country's name was changed to the Plurinational State of Bolivia in 2009.

Carnival
The holiday lasts two days, February 20 and February 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
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
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
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, also known as Willkakuti, is a public holiday in Bolivia, and it is 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
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, and it is observed on November 2, 2023.

Christmas Day
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 in 2023.

HolidayDateWeekdayNote
New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayObserved
Plurinational State Foundation DayJan 22, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Plurinational State
Foundation Day Holiday
Jan 23, 2023MondayObserved
Carnival MondayFeb 20, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Carnival TuesdayFeb 21, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Corpus ChristiJun 08, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Andean New YearJun 21, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayAug 06, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Independence Day HolidayAug 07, 2023MondayObserved
All Souls' DayNov 02, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday

Please also check working days in Bolivia in 2023.

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