Colombia offers dreamy landscapes that evoke languid, eternal summers, as the sun is always directly overhead here at the equator. The country’s vistas, and character, differ from altitude to altitude. The rugged peaks of Medellin, Bogota and Cali comprise essential Colombia, as well as the aroma of coffee in the region called ‘coffee triangle.’ The Caribbean character of Colombia is much more relaxed and the culture is definitely hang-ten. The best time to visit the country is anytime, although travelers need to be aware that, as Colombia is deeply Catholic, even the most minor of religious holidays in the Colombia calendar 2013 merit celebrations that affect business hours.
New Year – Colombia follows the Gregorian calendar, and celebrates the first day of the year with joyous anticipation and loads of pomp.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Good Friday – Colombian Catholics commemorate this day as the death of their Savior on the cross.
Friday, 29 April 2013
Domingo de Pascua
Easter – Christians in Colombia rejoice as their Savior is risen on the third day after his crucifixion.
Sunday, 31 April 2013
Primero de Mayo
Labor Day – As much of Colombia is agricultural, the laborers’ contribution to the economic welfare of the country is recognized on this day.
Monday, 1 May 2013
Dia de la Independencia
Declaration of Independence – This day in Colombia calendar 2013 marks the day when a military junta was established in Bogota, the country’s capital. Eventually, the country’s effort to self-governance resulted to the creation of the Republic of Colombia.
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Battle of Boyaca – Fought in the ridges of the Andes, the Battle of Boyaca was the start of Colombia’s struggle for independence from Spain, although fighting would ensue for a few more years.
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Dia de la Raza
Columbus Day – This day marks the day when Columbus landed in the Americas, although activists consider this the day when the indigenous populations of their country were started to be aggressively replaced by colonizers.
Monday, 14 October 2013
Día de Todos los Santos
All Saints’ Day – As opposed to Argentina, Colombia, like all other Christian nations around the world, considers Todos los Santos a national holiday. On this day in the Colombia calendar 2013, relatives pay respects to their dead, clean their graveyards, and offer food and prayers.
Friday, 1 November 2013
Dia de la Independencia
Day of the Independence of Cartagena – Cartagena was the first Colombian province to declare independence from Spain. The declaration took place on November 11, 1811.
Monday, 11 November 2013
La Inmaculada de Concepción
Immaculate Conception Day – This is the day when the Virgin Mary was thought to have been conceived. Colombians, much like the rest of their South American neighbors, are devout Marians.
Sunday, 8 December 2013
Christmas Day – Colombia joins the rest of the Christendom in the celebration of the birth of their savior.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy Colombia Holidays in 2013. .!!