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Holidays & Observances in Colombia

Colombia is a Spanish-speaking country in South America. Its culture is derived from Spanish, African, and Native cultures. A vast majority of Colombians are Christian, most practicing Roman Catholicism. Catholic holidays and saint days are very important in Colombia and are practiced across the country. The most important is probably Christmas, which is celebrated for several weeks starting in mid-December and ending on Epiphany, or Three Kings Day as it is known in Latin America. Some Colombians celebrate Three Kings Day similarly to how many others celebrate Christmas, with family get-togethers and gift exchanges.

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Epiphany Religious/Beliefs Christianity
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Independence Day in Columbia Public
Columbus Day Public
Columbus Day Public
All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic