Wants to know the official public holidays in Bolivia? Or what exactly are school holiday dates in Bolivia?
A public holiday in Bolivia is a holiday generally established by Bolivian law makers and is typically a non working day during the year.
The public holidays in Bolivia are generally days to celebrate an occasion, such as the anniversary of a historical event (eg: Independence day), or can be a religious celebration such as Christmas.
A comprehensive list of public holidays in Bolivia with short description of respective holidays including Bolivian festivals are listed on this website.
National Holidays in Bolivia
Festivals in Bolivia
Bolivian Public Holidays
Bolivian National Holidays
The Bolivian National Day is a designated date on the 6 August (1825) to celebrate the Independence Day of Bolivia.
Often this public holiday in Bolivia is not called as National Day. In spite of this, the banks, schools in addition to other public buildings will be closed.
The 1st of January is celebrated as The New Year in Bolivia to mark the beginning of a new calendar year.
May Day is another countrywide holiday in Bolivia which is observed to commemorate the successes of the labour movement.
Festivities In Bolivia
Christmas Day is a public holiday in the majority of the nations around the world and observed on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or 'name day' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, in accordance with the Calendar of saints.
The most important holidays for Muslims in Bolivia are Eid ul-Fitr. This is celebrated straight after the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is celebrated at the conclusion of the Hajj.
Diwali (Festival of Light) is among the biggest holidays observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who reside in Bolivia.
Jews who live in Bolivia celebrate many festivals: the Passover (Spring Feasts of Pesach) and Shavuot,
the Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles), and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly).