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A public holiday in Colombia is a holiday commonly established by Colombian law makers and is typically a non working day during the year.
The public holidays in Colombia are in general days to commemorate an occasion, like the anniversary of a historic event (eg: Independence day), or could be a religious celebration like Christmas.
A detailed list of public holidays in Colombia along with brief description of respective holidays including Colombian festivals are shown on this website.
National Holidays in Colombia
Festivals in Colombia
Colombian Public Holidays
Colombian National Holidays
The Colombian National Day is a selected date on the 20 July (1810) to commemorate the Independence Day of Colombia.
Often this public holiday in Colombia is not known as National Day. Nonetheless, financial institutions, schools along with public buildings can be closed.
The 1st of January is celebrated as The New Year in Colombia to mark the beginning of a new calendar year.
May Day is yet another countrywide holiday in Colombia which is observed to commemorate the successes of the labour movement.
Festivities In Colombia
Christmas Day is a public holiday in nearly all of the nations around the world and observed on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or 'name day' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, in accordance with the Calendar of saints.
The most important holidays for Muslims in Colombia are Eid ul-Fitr. This is celebrated straight after the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is celebrated at the conclusion of the Hajj.
Diwali (Festival of Light) is one of the important holidays observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who reside in Colombia.
Jews who live in Colombia commemorate many festivals: the Passover (Spring Feasts of Pesach) and Shavuot,
the Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles), and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly).