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December
08

A new holiday in honour of Hugo Chávez, former president and still beloved by many supporters, following his death in May 2013. The day was...

December
18

Traditional masses held in churches across the country in the week leading up to Christmas; giant Nacimientos – Nativity scenes – are displayed in...

January
01

The New Year is kicked off well before the clock strikes 12, with loud and large parties throughout the country. Expect firework displays, street...

Venezuela Public Holidays

Below are Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

There are some additional regional holidays.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
February
08
Carnival
Start date:
8 February 2016
End date:
9 February 2016
March
24
Holy Thursday
Start date:
24 March 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
April
19
Declaration of Independence
Start date:
19 April 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
June
24
Battle of Carabobo
Start date:
24 June 2016
July
05
Independence Day
Start date:
5 July 2016
July
24
Simón Bolívar's Birthday
Start date:
24 July 2016
October
12
Day of Indigenous Resistance
Start date:
12 October 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
February
27
Carnival
Start date:
27 February 2017
End date:
28 February 2017
April
13
Holy Thursday
Start date:
13 April 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
19
Declaration of Independence
Start date:
19 April 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
June
24
Battle of Carabobo
Start date:
24 June 2017
July
05
Independence Day
Start date:
5 July 2017
July
24
Simón Bolívar's Birthday
Start date:
24 July 2017
October
12
Day of Indigenous Resistance
Start date:
12 October 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
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