National Day of Bolivia

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The National Day of Bolivia is on the 6 August  also known as the Proclamation of Republic (Independent from Spain) in 1825. Bolivia, which was once a part of the South American Spanish Empire. Finally gained its independence after a long and difficult struggle against Spanish rule with other South American countries.

National Day of Bolivia

Here is a very brief history on the Independence of Bolivia as well as their heros. Simón Bolívar is a well=-known hero in South America. He was responsible for many of them moving to independence.  He played an important past in the Bolivian War of Independence. He not only liberated Bolivia but also Venezuela (National Day of Venezuela) , Colombia (National Day of Colombia), Ecuador (National Day of Ecuador), Peru (National Day of Peru), and Bolivia.

There was also Antonio José de Sucre who also liberated several other South American countries from Spanish rule. He was also instrumental at the Battle of Ayacucho. This lead to the deaf of the Spanish and the independence of Bolivia. There was also Pedro Domingo Murillo who was also part of the La Paz Revolution in 1809. They wanted an independent state from of Spanish rule.

Bolivia Public Holidays

Here are the public holidays observed in Bolivia:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Compadres Day – Thursday before Carnival
  • Carnival – Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
  • Good Friday – The Friday before Easter Sunday
  • Labor Day – May 1st
  • Corpus Christi – 60 days after Easter Sunday
  • Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21st
  • Independence Day – August 6th
  • All Saints’ Day – November 1st
  • All Souls’ Day – November 2nd
  • Christmas Day – December 25th
See also  National Day of Nepal

It’s worth noting that some holidays, like Compadres Day and Indigenous Peoples Day, are specific to Bolivia.