Public Holidays in Bolivia

Public holidays

Public holidays in Bolivia list. Below are National public holidays in Bolivia.

Public holidays in Bolivia
Public holidays in Bolivia

These are Bolivia public holidays, national days observed nationwide in Bolivia as declared by the Federal government or the supreme authority of the country.

Comprehensive list of public holidays celebrated in Bolivia with dates (which may varies) and concise information on the origin or cause and meaning of holidays.


Located just north of the Tropic of Capricorn in South America. Bolivia is a South American country with a diverse landscape that includes the Andes Mountains, the Atacama Desert, and the Amazon Basin rainforest. La Paz, the country’s administrative capital, is located on the Altiplano plateau of the Andes, with snow-capped Mt. Illimani in the distance.

Each year, Bolivia celebrates ten or more national holidays and nine provincial holidays. Bolivia is one of the few countries in the world to give each of its regions its own national holiday.

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Bolivian public holidays are governed by the Supremo Decreto, which establishes ten national holidays and one national holiday for each of the nine departments (regions) in the country. According to the decree, each arm of government, whether federal, state, or local, has the ability to proclaim up to three additional one-time nonworking holidays each year.

Bolivia is bordered by Brazil on the north and northeast, Paraguay on the southeast, Argentina on the south, Chile on the southwest, and Peru on the west.

Public Holiday

A public holiday, national holiday, or better still legal holiday, is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year.

Sovereign nations and territories like Bolivia observe holidays based on events of significance to their history, such as the National Day.

The public holidays are generally days of celebration or commemoration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or can be a religious celebration.

Public holidays can fall on a specific day of the year, be tied to a certain day of the week in a certain month or follow other calendar systems like the Lunar calendar, Islamic calendar and others.

Bolivia Public Holidays

In the Bolivia , a federal holiday is a calendar date that is recognized and designated by the federal government of the Bolivia as a holiday.

Every year on a Bolivia public holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed, stock market trading may usually be suspended, and every federal government employee is paid for the holiday as well.

Institutions, such as banks, businesses, and schools may be closed on public holidays. In various parts of the country, state and city holidays may be observed concurrently with federal public holidays.

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Below are the list of upcoming official Bolivia public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, regional public holidays, non-working national holidays and probably sectorial holidays.

Holidays in Bolivia

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Jan 22: Plurinational State Foundation Day

Feb 12: Public Holiday

Feb 15: Carnival Monday

Feb 16: Carnival Tuesday

Apr 02: Good Friday

Apr 15: Public Holiday

May 01: Labour Day

May 25: Chuquisaca Day

The Bolivian department of Chuquisaca celebrates a regional holiday on the anniversary of the first call for independence from Spain which took place on this day in 1809.

Chuquisaca Day

Jun 03: Corpus Christi

Jun 21: Andean New Year

Jul 16: La Paz day

Aug 06: Independence Day

Sep 14: Cochabamba Day

Sep 24: Public Holiday

Oct 11: Public Holiday

Nov 02: All Souls’ Day

Nov 10: Public Holiday

Nov 18: Public Holiday

Dec 25: Christmas Day

*Meanwhile, if a non-working public holiday in Bolivia happens during the weekend, then the Monday after would be non-working.

Bolivia public holidays listed above

We hope that this list of public holidays in Bolivia gives you an idea of which work-free days there is, being a citizen of Bolivia or a visitor or probably checking to know which date is which.