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Holidays & Dates in Bolivia

A list of public holidays in Bolivia. The Spanish name is in parenthesis. The extent of which normal buisness operations will be affected depends on where you are living or traveling… i.e. how big the local party is! Also below are additional days of celebration (such as Carnival).     Map of Bolivia

Heliconia Rostrata - National Flower of Bolivia Along With The Kantuta

  • New Year’s Day (Día de Año Nuevo) – January 1st
  • Feast of Our Lady of Candles (Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria) – February 2nd
  • Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) – March/April
  • Good Friday (Viernes Santo) – March/April
  • Easter Day (Domingo Santo or Pascua) – April/May
  • Labor Day or “International Worker’s Day (Día del Trabajo) – May 1st
  • Andean-Amazonic New Year (Año Nuevo Andino Amazónico) – June 21st
  • Agrarian Reform Day (Día de la Revolución Agraria) – August 2nd
  • Independence Day Celebrations (Día de la Independencia) – August 6th
  • Angamos Battle (Combate de Angamos) – October 8th
  • Colombus Day (Día de la Raza) – October 12th
  • All Saints’ Day (Día de Todos los Santos) – November 1st
  • Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) – November 2nd
  • Christmas Day (Día de Navidad) – December 25th

Additional Festivals and Days of Celebration

  • Carnival and La Diablada – February/March
  • Children’s Day (Día del Niño) – April 12th
  • Earth Day (Dia de la Tierra) – April 22nd
  • Friendship Day (Día de la Amistad) – July 23rd
  • Mother’s Day (Día de la Madre) – October 11th

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