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Colombia Public Holidays 2015

Check the list of 2015 Colombia public holidays. Check dates in year 2015 for Day of the Magi, St.Joseph’s Day, Holy Thursday, Labor Day, Ascension Day, Corpus Christi, Sacred Heart, San Pedro and San Pablo, Independence Day, Battle Of Boyaca, The Assumption of the Virgin, Columbus Day, All Saints Day, Independence of Cartagena, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Christmas Day in Colombia. The following dates are observed as 2015 public holidays in Colombia.

Colombia Public Holidays 2015
Sr.No. Month Date Weak Day Name
1 January 1 Thursday New Year’s Day
2 January 12 Monday Day of the Magi
3 March 23 Monday St. Joseph’s Day
4 April 2 Thursday Holy Thursday
5 April 3 Friday Good Friday
6 May 1 Friday Labor Day
7 May 18 Monday Ascension Day
8 June 8 Monday Corpus Christi
9 June 15 Monday Sacred Heart
10 June 29 Monday San Pedro and San Pablo
11 July 20 Monday Independence Day
12 August 7 Friday Battle Of Boyaca
13 August 17 Monday The Assumption of the Virgin
14 October 12 Monday Columbus Day
15 November 2 Monday All Saints Day
16 November 16 Monday Independence of Cartagena
17 December 8 Tuesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception
18 December 25 Friday Christmas Day
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day, which is on January 1, marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar. This holiday is celebrated in many countries worldwide. Schools, post offices and government offices are closed, as are most businesses, in countries where New Year’s Day is a public holiday. Many people mark New Year’s Day as the first day to start a New Year’s resolution for the year. New Year’s Day parades are held in some places and some of these parades are televised. The start of New Year’s Day is usually marked by fireworks and music as the clock strikes midnight between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Easter
Easter in Colombia is a very different celebration than those you would encounter in the United States or United Kingdom. Many Christians around the world observe Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion and death, which is told in the Christian bible. It is the day after Maundy Thursday.
Labor Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a public holiday in many countries worldwide. It usually occurs around May 1, but the date varies across countries. It is associated the start of spring as well as the celebration of workers. Labor Day stems from the efforts of the labor union movement to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. Originally a celebration of spring and the rebirth taking place in nature, May Day dates back pagan cults that worshipped trees and other symbols of nature. Traditionally, May Day is characterized by the gathering of flowers and the fertility rite of dancing around the maypole. In recent years, particularly in socialist and Communist countries, May Day has become a labor festival honoring the military and industrial efforts of the country.
Ascension Day
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven according to Christian belief. In countries where it is a public holiday, Ascension Day is a free day for many workers. Many people take a long weekend off because the day falls on a Thursday. Ascension Day marks the end of the Easter season and occurs ten days before Pentecost. Depending upon the phases of the moon in a particular year, Ascension Day is celebrated on a Thursday. However, some churches, particularly in the United States, celebrate it on the following Sunday.
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist. It is also known as the Feast of the Most Holy Body of Christ, as well as the Day of Wreaths. Corpus Christi is a festival that has been celebrated by many Christians, particularly the Catholic Church, in honor of the Eucharist since 1246. The name “Corpus Christi” is a Latin phrase that refers to the body of Christ. It is a moveable feast that is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday or on the Sunday after Holy Trinity in some countries such as the United States.
Sacred Heart
The Sacred Heart is one of the most famous religious devotions to Jesus’ physical heart as the representation of His divine love for Humanity.
Independence Day
Independence Day is a public holiday in Colombia. Independence Day is celebrated in many countries of the world, commemorating the anniversary of a country’s liberation from its colonial rulers, or the end of a military occupation and the assumption of independent statehood by the country. Colombia celebrates its Independence Day on July 20th, commemorating the formation of the country’s first representative council against Spanish rule in 1810. Independence Day in Colombia is a national holiday and the people don’t work on this day. Celebrations of this day include official celebrations such as military parades in major cities, speeches by political leaders, flag hoisting, etc.
Battle of Boyaca
This holiday is always celebrated on 7 August. If it falls on a weekend, it will not be observed on a weekday. The Battle of Boyacá in Colombia, then known as New Granada, was the battle in which Colombia acquired its definitive independence from Spanish Monarchy, although fighting with royalist forces would continue for years. Colombia on Tuesday celebrates the Battle of Boyaca, a national holiday dedicated to an 1819 battle that proved crucial in acquiring independence from Spain.
The Assumption of the Virgin
The feast day of the Assumption of Mary, also known as Assumption Day, celebrates the day that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death, according to
popular Christian belief. It is the principal feast day of the Virgin Mother. It is celebrated annually on or around August 15 by many countries, particularly in parts of Europe and South America. Some countries celebrate the day at other times of the year. This day is also known as the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Dormition of the
Most Holy Mother of God, or the Feast of the Assumption.
Columbus Day
Columbus Day is celebrated throughout the Americas, marking the beginning of the colonization of the continents. But not everyone recognizes the day for the same reason. It’s celebrated but is more of a day of observance and is not called Columbus Day but Día De La Raza (trans. Day of the Ethnic). On this day schools and business are open and so are federal organizations.
All Saints Day
All Saints’ Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many western churches it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. It is also known as All Hallows Tide, All-Hallomas, or All Hallows’ Day.
Independence of Cartagena
This weekend, the Colombian Caribbean city of Cartagena will overflow with dance, parades and music as its citizens celebrate the city’s Independence Day.
The city-wide party is in honor of the date that Cartagena became the first Colombian city to declare Independence from the Spanish in 1811. The traditional “Battle of Flowers Parade” kicked off the festival Thursday afternoon where 21 delegates of the Miss Colombia beauty pageant rode decorated floats through the city. Fireworks will light up the skies every night this weekend and traditional afro-caribbean music played by native bands is sure to prompt dancing in the streets during all hours of the day. The biggest highlight of the festival will be the crowning of Miss Colombia on Sunday, November 10.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Many Christian communities around the world annually observe the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8. This day is a holy day of obligation in which many Christians, particularly of the Catholic faith, attend special church services for this occasion. Many Christians around the world, particularly those of the Catholic faith, mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in their diaries and calendars. Church services to honor this observance are held on or around December 8. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a public holiday in some places, such as Guam and Malta, so many people in these areas have a day off work or school.
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the most festive holidays in many countries around the world. It is a Christian holiday in memory of Jesus Christ’s birth and most people celebrate the day on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar. There are many ways to celebrate Christmas and people in different countries blend their cultural traditions with more universal Christmas celebrations. Many people have a day off work and spend time with their families and loved ones on Christmas Day. Festive activities include exchanging Christmas presents, joining in Christmas feasts, and listening to Christmas-themed music or movies.
Colombia Public Holidays Calendar 2015

Colombia Public Holidays Calendar 2015

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