Larry Rose came to Medellin about five years ago. Since then he's found a creative, dynamic, upfront city populated by wonderful people so very proud of this place.. This blog is filled with opinions, and a few How-To articles.
Holidays incl Three Day Weekends Galore in Colombia
Colombia has 18 holidays (12 Catholic holidays and 6 Civic holidays) for all the people, plus Palm and Easter Sunday. The city of Barranquilla has 2 extra holidays celebrating Monday and Tuesday of Carnival.
School Breaks include Holy Week.. and the workers have most of this off too so that families can vacation together, and parts of December thru mid February when the new school year starts.
In Medellin we also have three days of Fiesta for the Flower Festival in August which runs for two weeks.
The following are public holidays in Colombia:
Año Nuevo (New Year's Day) (January 1)
Día de los Reyes Magos (Epiphany) (January 6)
Día de San José (Saint Joseph's Day) (March 19)
Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday) and Viernes Santo (Good Friday) (the Thursday and Friday before Easter Sunday, variable dates in March or April)
Primero de Mayo (Labor Day) (May 1)
Ascensión (Ascension of Jesus) (observed the Monday six weeks and a day after Easter Sunday)
Corpus Christi (observed the Monday nine weeks and a day after Easter Sunday)
Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart) (observed the Monday ten weeks and a day after Easter Sunday)
San Pedro y San Pablo (Saint Peter and Saint Paul) (June 29)
Declaration of Independence (July 20)
Battle of Boyacá (August 7)
La Asunción (Assumption of Mary) (August 15)
Día de la Raza (Columbus Day) (October 12)
All Saints’ Day (November 1)
Independence of Cartagena (November 11)
La Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception) (December 8)
Navidad (Christmas Day) (December 25)
 Movable holiday: when they do not fall on a Monday, these holidays are observed the following Monday.
 Flag Day