Holidays in Colombia 2023

There are 18 public holidays in Colombia in 2023, one of which falls on the weekend.

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.

Three Kings Day
Three Kings' Day, also called Epiphany, is an important religious festival celebrating the three kings' visit. It is celebrated on April 6, 2023.

St. Joseph's Day
St. Joseph is the husband of the Virgin Mary and stepfather of Jesus Christ. St. Joseph's Day is the principal feast day of Saint Joseph in Western Christianity. It is a public holiday in Colombia, observed on March 20, 2023.

Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, an important Christian holiday commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and the Washing of the Feet. It falls on April 06, 2023.

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, April 7, 2023.

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.

Ascension Day
Also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It falls on May 22, 2023.

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 12, 2023.

Sacred Heart Holiday
Sacred Heart, also known as the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, is an important religious festival celebrated in the Catholic Church, and it is celebrated on June 19, 2023. The sacred heart represents Jesus Christ's actual heart and symbolizes His love for all humanity.

Feast of St. Peter and Paul
Feast of St. Peter and Paul commemorates the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Saint Peter was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. Saint Paul was not one of the Twelve Apostles, but he was a Christian apostle who spread the teachings of Jesus in the first century. The holiday falls on July 03, 2023.

Independence Day
Independence Day commemorates the riot on July 20, 1810 in Bogota, when people went on the street against Spanish rule and the establishment of a Junta with limited independence. The movement eventually led to the reeing of Colombia from the Spanish and the creation of the Republic of Colombia. It falls on July 20, 2023.

Battle of Boyacá Day
Battle of Boyacá Day commemorates the battle of Boyacá, fought between the republican army of Newgranadians and the Spanish forces on August 7, 1819. The battle lasted two hours in a place close to a bridge over the Teatinos River, and the combined republican army of Newgranadians won. It falls on August 7, 2023.

Assumption of Mary
Ascension Day commemorates the day that the bodily taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven. Ascension day is important to Christians because they believe this is a symbol of promise from Jesus to all enduring Christians that they will also be taking up to Heaven. It falls on August 21, 2023.

Columbus Day
The holiday is to celebrate the discovery of the Americas when Christopher Columbus first arrived in the Americas on October 12, 1492. It is observed on October 16, 2023.

All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 6, 2023, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.

Cartagena Independence Day
The holiday celebrates the declaration of the independence of Cartagena from Spain in 1811, which was an important step towards the independence of Colombia. Cartagena, a city and major port on the northern coast of Colombia, was founded in 1533 by the Spanish commander. It soon became an important port for export to Spain during the Spanish colonial period. It is observed on November 13, 2023.

Immaculate Conception Day
The holiday is observed on December 8, 2023, and it celebrates the Virgin Mary has been free of original sin from the moment of her conception.

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 Colombia 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Three Kings DayJan 09, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
St. Joseph's DayMar 20, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Maundy ThursdayApr 06, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Ascension DayMay 22, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Corpus ChristiJun 12, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Sacred Heart HolidayJun 19, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Feast of St. Peter and PaulJul 03, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Independence DayJul 20, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Battle of Boyacá DayAug 07, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Assumption of MaryAug 21, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Columbus DayOct 16, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
All Saints' DayNov 06, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Cartagena Independence DayNov 13, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Immaculate Conception DayDec 08, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Colombia in 2023.

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