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Public Holidays

Colombia has 18 public holidays in a year ranking it #4 in terms of countries with the most days off. There are so many holidays that most Colombians don't even know what most holidays are for.

Anytime you need to get a list of public holidays in Colombia you can check here or on the Time & Date website. We have summarized the Colombian public holidays for 2021 and 2021.

Colombian Holidays 2021

1 January - New Year's Day
11 January - Epiphany
22 March - Saint Joseph's Day
1 April - Maundy Thursday
2 April - Good Friday
1 May - Labor Day / May Day
17 May - Ascension Day
7 June - Corpus Christi
14 July - Sacred Heart
5 July - Feast of Saint Peter & Saint Paul
20 July - Independence Day
7 August - Battle of Boyacá Day
16 August - Assumption of Mary
18 October - Columbus Day
1 November - All Saints' Day
15 November - Independence of Cartagena
8 December - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
25 December - Christmas Day

Colombian Holidays 2022

1 January - New Year's Day
10 January - Epiphany
21 March - Saint Joseph's Day
14 April - Maundy Thursday
15 April - Good Friday
1 May - Labor Day / May Day
30 May - Ascension Day
20 June - Corpus Christi
27 July - Sacred Heart
4 July - Feast of Saint Peter & Saint Paul
20 July - Independence Day
7 August - Battle of Boyacá Day
15 August - Assumption of Mary
17 October - Columbus Day
7 November - All Saints' Day
14 November - Independence of Cartagena
8 December - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
25 December - Christmas Day

Public Holiday Exodus
Medellin is often like a ghost town on Public holidays since many Paisas leave town to visit pueblitos or stay in their fincas. (Everyone in Medellin seems to have a finca or has a family member with a finca). If you're going to be in Medellin on a public holiday the best thing to do is enjoy the city at its quietest and with minimal traffic. Depending on the holiday many places may be closed.
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