What are the bank holidays in Colombia?

Bank holidays in Colombia are an important part of the country's cultural and religious traditions. These holidays can affect business operations, public services, and personal plans, so it's useful to be aware of them. Below is a comprehensive list of the bank holidays observed in Colombia.

National Bank Holidays

  1. New Year's Day (Año Nuevo): January 1
  2. Epiphany (Día de los Reyes Magos): January 6 (observed on the following Monday)
  3. Saint Joseph's Day (Día de San José): March 19 (observed on the following Monday)
  4. Maundy Thursday (Jueves Santo): The Thursday before Easter Sunday
  5. Good Friday (Viernes Santo): The Friday before Easter Sunday
  6. Labor Day (Día del Trabajo): May 1
  7. Ascension of Jesus (Ascensión del Señor): 40 days after Easter (observed on the following Monday)
  8. Corpus Christi: 60 days after Easter (observed on the following Monday)
  9. Sacred Heart (Sagrado Corazón): 68 days after Easter (observed on the following Monday)
  10. Saint Peter and Saint Paul (San Pedro y San Pablo): June 29 (observed on the following Monday)
  11. Independence Day (Día de la Independencia): July 20
  12. Battle of Boyacá (Batalla de Boyacá): August 7
  13. Assumption of Mary (La Asunción de la Virgen): August 15 (observed on the following Monday)
  14. Columbus Day (Día de la Raza): October 12 (observed on the following Monday)
  15. All Saints' Day (Día de Todos los Santos): November 1 (observed on the following Monday)
  16. Independence of Cartagena (Independencia de Cartagena): November 11 (observed on the following Monday)
  17. Immaculate Conception (La Inmaculada Concepción): December 8
  18. Christmas Day (Navidad): December 25

Regional Holidays

In addition to national holidays, certain regions in Colombia may observe additional holidays based on local traditions and celebrations. It's advisable to check with local authorities or regional calendars for specific dates.

Observance Notes

  • Monday Holidays: Many holidays in Colombia are observed on the Monday following the actual date. This practice is known as "puente" or bridge holiday, which creates long weekends.
  • Business and Service Impact: Banks, government offices, and many businesses are closed on these holidays. Plan accordingly to avoid disruptions.

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