Venezuela Dates of Holidays
January 1 Día de Año Nuevo New Year's
Day Beginning of the Civil Year
January 6 Día de Reyes Epiphany Christian feast, the visit of the
three Magi to Jesus.
January 15 Día del Maestro Teacher's Day -
Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday Carnaval Carnival -
From Palm Sunday to Easter Semana Santa Holy Week Commemoration of the
Passion and Resurrection of Christ.
March 19 Día de San José Saint Joseph's Day In honor of
April 19 19 de abril Beginning of the Independence Movement Remembering
the 1810 coup and start of the Venezuelan Independence
May 1 Día del Trabajador Labour Day -
June 24 Batalla de Carabobo Battle of Carabobo Ensurance of the Venezuelan
Independence; tagged also as Army's Day
July 5 5 de julio Independence Day Signing of the Venezuelan Declaration
July 24 Natalicio del Libertador Birth of Simón Bolívar
Also tagged as Navy's Day.
August 3 Día de la Bandera Flag Day Previously, in Venezuela the
Flag Day was celebrated in March 12, until August 3, 2006, in honor of
the disembarkation of Francisco de Miranda in La Vela de Coro, 1806.
October 12 Día de la Resistencia Indígena Day of Indigenous
Resistance Previously, in Venezuela the holiday was called Día
de la Raza, conmemorating the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas.
November 1 Día de Todos los Santos All Saints Day -
November 17 to November 19 Feria de la Chinita Feria of La Chinita Only
in the Zulian region; celebrating the miracle of Our Lady of Rosario of
December 8 Inmaculada Concepción Immaculate Conception Celebrating
the preservance of Mary, the mother of Jesus from the original sin by
the Grace of God.
December 24 Nochebuena Christmas Eve Birth of Jesus (Divino Niño).
December 31 Nochevieja New Year's Eve Final day of the Civil Year