Venezuela Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Venezuela or officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Día de Año Nuevo) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
9 JanMonEpiphany Holiday (Día de Reyes) - Christian feast honoring the visit of the three Magi to Jesus. Banks only
27 FebMonCarnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
28 FebTueCarnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
19 MarSunSt Josephs Day (Día de San José) - In honor of Saint Joseph. He is husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is the foster-father of Jesus Christ.
13 AprThursMaundy Thursday (Jueves Santo) - Commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels. The Thursday before Easter Sunday
14 AprFriGood Friday (Viernes Santo) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
19 AprWedIndependence Declaration Day - Declaration of a local junta in Caracas on 19 April 1810, launching the road towards the First Republic of Venezuela and the start of the independence struggle, the first Junta in Latin America as a whole, and the achievement of home rule on 19 April 1810
1 MayMonLabour Day (Día del Trabajador) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
14 MaySunMother's Day (Día de las Madres) - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
29 MayMonAscension Day Holiday - Banks only
18 JunSunFather's Day (Father's Day) - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday
19 JunMonCorpus Christi Holiday - Celebrating the belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist. Banks only
24 JunSatSt. John's Day (Día de San Juan Bautista y) - Honors both the birth of John the Baptist and the key 1821 battle in the Venezuelan War of Independence. Also marks the Battle of Carabobo in 1821
3 JulMonSaint Peter and Saint Paul (Feast of Saints Peter and Paul) - Is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul
5 JulWedIndependence Day (Cinco de julio) - Signing of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence marking the birth of the first independent nation of South America, also Armed Forces Day
24 JulMonSimon Bolivar's Birthday - This day honors the 1783 birth of Simon Bolivar, also tagged as Navy Day honoring the victory in the Battle of Lake Maracaibo of 1823
14 AugMonAssumption Day Holiday - Is a very important day in the Catholic religion. It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
12 OctThursIndigenous Resistance Day (Día de la Resistencia Indígena) - Commemorating the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas. Now honors the heroes of the anti-Spanish resistance of the indigenous peoples of Venezuela
6 NovMonAll Saints Day (Día de Todos los Santos) - Celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown
11 DecMonImmaculate Conception Holiday (Inmaculada Concepción) - Celebrating the preservance of Mary, the mother of Jesus from the original sin by the Grace of God. Banks only
24 DecSunChristmas Eve - The eve of the birth of Jesus (Divino Niño)
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Navidad) - Christian celebrate the birth of Christ
31 DecSunNew Year's Eve (Nochevieja) - Final day of the Civil Year, celebrated by all Venezuelans nationwide

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
6 JanMonEpiphany Holiday - Banks only
3 MarMonCarnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
4 MarTueCarnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
19 MarWedSt Josephs Day
17 AprThursMaundy Thursday - Jueves Santo. The Thursday before Easter Sunday
18 AprFriGood Friday - Viernes Santo
19 AprSatIndependence Declaration Day - Declaration of a local junta in Caracas on 19 April 1810
1 MayThursLabour Day - Día del Trabajador
2 MayMonAscension Day Holiday - Banks only
23 JunMonCorpus Christi Holiday - Banks only
24 JunTueSt. John's Day - Also marks the Battle of Carabobo in 1821
29 JunSunSaint Peter and Saint Paul - Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
5 JulSatIndependence Day - Signing of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence in 1811
24 JulThursSimon Bolivar's Birthday - Sim
18 AugMonAssumption Day
12 OctSunIndigenous Resistance Day - Honors the heroes of the anti-Spanish resistance
1 NovSatAll Saints Day - Día de Todos los Santos
8 DecMonImmaculate Conception Holiday - Banks only
24 DecWedChristmas Eve
25 DecThursChristmas Day - Navidad
31 DecWedNew Years Eve

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
5 JanMonEpiphany Holiday - Banks only
16 FebMonCarnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
17 FebTueCarnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
19 MarThursSt Josephs Day
2 AprThursMaundy Thursday - Jueves Santo. The Thursday before Easter Sunday
3 AprFriGood Friday - Viernes Santo
19 AprSunIndependence Declaration Day - Declaration of a local junta in Caracas on 19 April 1810
1 MayFriLabour Day - Día del Trabajador
18 MayMonAscension Day Holiday - Banks only
8 JunMonCorpus Christi Holiday - Banks only
24 JunWedSt. John's Day - Also marks the Battle of Carabobo in 1821
29 JunMonSaint Peter and Saint Paul - Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
5 JulSunIndependence Day - Signing of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence in 1811
24 JulFriSimon Bolivar's Birthday - Sim
15 AugSatAssumption Day
12 OctMonIndigenous Resistance Day - Honors the heroes of the anti-Spanish resistance
1 NovSunAll Saints Day - Día de Todos los Santos
7 DecMonImmaculate Conception Holiday - Banks only
24 DecThursChristmas Eve
25 DecFriChristmas Day - Navidad
31 DecThursNew Years Eve

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
4 JanMonEpiphany Holiday - Banks only
8 FebMonCarnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
9 FebTueCarnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
19 MarSatSt Josephs Day
24 MarThursMaundy Thursday - Jueves Santo. The Thursday before Easter Sunday
25 MarFriGood Friday - Viernes Santo
19 AprTueIndependence Declaration Day - Declaration of a local junta in Caracas on 19 April 1810
1 MaySunLabour Day - Día del Trabajador
5 MayThursAscension Day Holiday - Banks only
26 JunThursCorpus Christi Holiday - Banks only
24 JunFriSt. John's Day - Also marks the Battle of Carabobo in 1821
29 JunWedSaint Peter and Saint Paul - Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
5 JulTueIndependence Day - Signing of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence in 1811
24 JulSunSimon Bolivar's Birthday - Sim
15 AugMonAssumption Day
12 OctWedIndigenous Resistance Day - Honors the heroes of the anti-Spanish resistance
1 NovTueAll Saints Day - Día de Todos los Santos
8 DecThursImmaculate Conception Holiday - Banks only
24 DecSatChristmas Eve
25 DecSunChristmas Day - Navidad
31 DecSatNew Years Eve

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
8 JanMonEpiphany Holiday (Banks only)
12 FebMonCarnival (Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday)
13 FebTueCarnival (Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday)
19 MarMonSt Josephs Day (Banks only)
26 MarMonHoly Week Holiday
27 MarTueHoly Week Holiday
28 MarWedHoly Week Holiday
29 MarThursMaundy Thursday (Jueves Santo. The Thursday before Easter Sunday)
30 AprFriGood Friday (Viernes Santo)
19 AprThursIndependence Declaration Day (Declaration of a local junta in Caracas on 19 April 1810)
1 MayTueLabour Day (Día del Trabajador)
10 MayThursAscension Day Holiday (Banks only)
13 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
31 MayThursCorpus Christi Holiday (Banks only)
17 JunSunFather's Day (3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday)
24 JunSunSt. John's Day (Also marks the Battle of Carabobo in 1821)
29 JunFriSaint Peter and Saint Paul (Feast of Saints Peter and Paul)
5 JulThursIndependence Day (Signing of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence in 1811)
24 JulTueSimon Bolivar's Birthday (The Birthday of Simon Bolivar)
15 AugWedAssumption Day Holiday
12 OctFriIndigenous Resistance Day (Honors the heroes of the anti-Spanish resistance)
1 NovThursAll Saints Day (Día de Todos los Santos)
8 DecSatImmaculate Conception Holiday (Banks only)
24 DecMonChristmas Eve
25 DecTueChristmas Day (Navidad)
31 DecMonNew Year's Eve

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