Public Holidays in Venezuela

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

Public holidays in Venezuela
Public holidays in Venezuela

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

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


Venezuela is a country on South America’s northern coast with a variety of natural attractions. Tropical resort islands such as Isla de Margarita and the Los Roques archipelago line its Caribbean coast. The Andes Mountains and the colonial town of Mérida, a base for visiting Sierra Nevada National Park, are to the northwest. The capital, Caracas, is located to the north.

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Venezuelans commemorate 17 national holidays. Aside from these 17 holidays, the government and banks are closed for an additional 27 throughout the year.

Article 185 of the national Labour Code governs national holidays. At its discretion, the government retains the authority to declare national non-working holidays. At the moment, the government is using this option to add extra work days off each week until the economy stabilizes.

Venezuela is a country on South America’s northern coast. The Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean border it on the north, Guyana on the east, Brazil on the south, and Colombia on the west. There are a total of 72 offshore islands.

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 Venezuela 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.

Venezuela Public Holidays

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

Every year on a Venezuela 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.

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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.

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

Holidays in Venezuela

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Jan 11: Epiphany Holiday

Feb 15: Carnival Monday

Feb 16: Carnival Tuesday

Mar 19: St. Joseph’s Day

Mar 29: Holy Week Holiday

Mar 30: Holy Week Holiday

Mar 31: Holy Week Holiday

Apr 01: Maundy Thursday

Apr 02: Good Friday

Apr 19: Independence Declaration Day

May 01: Labour Day

May 09: Mother’s Day

May 13: Ascension Day

This day observes the departure of Jesus from earth after his resurrection. It is perhaps the earliest observed celebration in Christianity.

Ascension Day

Jun 03: Corpus Christi

Jun 20: Father’s Day

Jun 24: St. John’s Day

Jun 29: Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Jul 05: Independence Day

Jul 24: Simón Bolivar’s Birthday

Aug 15: Assumption Day

Sep 13: Virgin of Coromoto

Oct 12: Indigenous Resistance Day

Nov 01: All Saints’ Day

Dec 08: Immaculate Conception Day

Dec 24: Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve

Dec 25: Christmas Day

Dec 31: New Year’s Eve

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

Venezuela public holidays listed above

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