Reason #2: Because There Are an Insane Amount of Public Holidays

I wish I could tell you the exact number, but from my current research, there are 18 observed public holidays a year. I want to say we get 25 days off… don’t ask me where the other 7 come from… and don’t be surprised if this is wrong.

Three day weekends are the norm.  Between June and August, a three day weekend falls practically on every other week. Tough life, eh? And no, don’t ask me what they all mean… because I have no freaking clue.

Here’s a list of the holidays that came up in a Google search:

New Year’s Day, Jan 1

Epiphany, Jan 6

St Joseph’s Day, Mar 19

Maundy Thursday, Apr 21

Good Friday, Apr 22

Labour Day, May 1

Ascension, June 2

Corpus Christi, June 23

Sagrado Corazon (Sacred Heart), June 30

St Peter and St Paul, July 3

Independence Day, July 20

Battle of Boyacá, Aug 7

Assumption, Aug 15

Columbus Day, Oct 10

All Saints’ Day, Nov 1

Independence of Cartagena City, Nov 11

Immaculate Conception, Dec 8

Christmas Day, Dec 25

Thus, this is Reason #2 of 101 Reasons on Why I Love Bogotá.

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3 responses to “Reason #2: Because There Are an Insane Amount of Public Holidays

  1. MS

    Very Catholicy.

    What do Colombians do for Independence day? Do they get schnockered and blow stuff up?

  2. Well, they, I mean, we, get schnockered every holiday. And blow stuff up? Sometimes. Just kind of depends on how big they want to make it 🙂

  3. Craig

    But do people really get off all those days? We have a lot of federal holidays, but the vast majority of people still work on most of them.

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