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Bolivia : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Boliviano (BOB)
  • Internet domain: .bo - Telephone code: 591 - International dialing code: 0010 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023Epiphanycards/flowers
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    Monday January 23, 2023Plurinational State DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday February 2, 2023Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria (lake Titicaca)Events, celebrations...
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    Monday February 6, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Monday February 20, 2023Carnival (during a week from this day on)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Carnival (second day)Secular holiday
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday February 25, 2023Oruro's La Diablada ("Devil's Carnival")Events, celebrations...
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    Sunday March 19, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Day of the SeaEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday April 1, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Children's DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday April 15, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 10, 2023Reporter's DaySpecial Events
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    Thursday May 25, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 28, 2023Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday June 8, 2023Corpus CristiCatholic
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    Wednesday June 21, 2023Aymara New YearSecular holiday
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    Friday June 30, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Public holiday

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Secular holiday :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Www.minedu.gob.bo
    International schools may follow a different calendar
    gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    pupils wear white smocks
    PISA ranking (average 493): not listed
    Theoretically, courses can be taught in 36 languages
    Number of instructional days: 200
    Schooling is mandatory till age 15
    schools may open on Saturday

    We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2023; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Epiphany

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Plurinational State Day

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria (lake Titicaca)

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    Thursday February 2, 2023
    Culture :

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday February 6, 2023
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    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Carnival (during a week from this day on)

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Carnival (second day)

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Regional holiday

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Secular holiday : in Oruro

    Oruro's La Diablada ("Devil's Carnival")

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    Saturday February 25, 2023
    Culture : Dancing, costumes, parades, drinking for 3 days in Oruro.

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
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    Day of the Sea

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    Culture : Commemorates the loss of the region of Antofagasta to Chile during the Pacific War in the nineteenth century. Antofagasta was the only sea access for Bolivia.

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : in Potosi

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Children's Day

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    Culture :

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday April 15, 2023
    Secular holiday : in Tarija

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Reporter's Day

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    Wednesday May 10, 2023
    Special Events : En conmemoración de la promulgación de un decreto de 1938, con el que el gobierno de Germán Busch Becerra reivindicaba los derechos de los trabajadores de prensa. Ese día, pero de 1865, era asesinado el periodista Cirilo Barragán Wikipedia

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday May 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : in Chuquisaca

    Mother's Day

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
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    Corpus Cristi

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    Thursday June 8, 2023
    Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.

    Aymara New Year

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    Wednesday June 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : From 2009

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
    School holidays :