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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.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
March
03
Carnival
Start date:
3 March 2014
End date:
4 March 2014
April
17
Holy Thursday
Start date:
17 April 2014
April
18
Good Friday
Start date:
18 April 2014
April
19
Declaration of Independence
Start date:
19 April 2014
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
June
24
Battle of Carabobo
Start date:
24 June 2014
July
05
Independence Day
Start date:
5 July 2014
July
24
Simón Bolívar's Birthday
Start date:
24 July 2014
October
12
Day of Indigenous Resistance
Start date:
12 October 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
February
16
Carnival
Start date:
16 February 2015
End date:
17 February 2015
April
02
Holy Thursday
Start date:
2 April 2015
April
03
Good Friday
Start date:
3 April 2015
April
19
Declaration of Independence
Start date:
19 April 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
June
24
Battle of Carabobo
Start date:
24 June 2015
July
05
Independence Day
Start date:
5 July 2015
July
24
Simón Bolívar's Birthday
Start date:
24 July 2015
October
12
Day of Indigenous Resistance
Start date:
12 October 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
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