National Day of Colombia

national dayThe National Day of Colombia is on the 20th July. Colombia got its independence on the 20th July in 1810. The history of their independence is of interest to many. There had been many countries in South Africa who gained independence from the Spanish. Colombia is only one of those countries.

National Day of Colombia

The countries in South America are all linked in their struggle for independence. You can see this from the dates and peoples from other countries national days. These include the National Day of Ecuador as well as the National Day of Nicaragua and finally the National Day of Venezuela. The National Day of Colombia is celebrated on the 20th July. This day commemorates the country’s declaration of independence from Spanish colonial rule on the 20th July 1810.

Simón Bolívar is a national hero and also a national hero in many other South American countries. He was known as the “Liberator” for liberating so many South American countries. He is a national hero in Colombia, Venezuela (National Day in Venezuela), Ecuador (National Day of Ecuador), Peru (National Day of Peru), and Bolivia (National Day of Bolivia).

There was also Francisco de Paula Santander the second president of the country as well as José Acevedo y Gómez .

Public Holidays in Colombia

Here are the public holidays in Colombia:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Epiphany – January 6th
  • St. Joseph’s Day – March 19th
  • Maundy Thursday – Varies according to the lunar calendar
  • Good Friday – Varies according to the lunar calendar
  • Labor Day – May 1st
  • Ascension Day – Varies according to the lunar calendar
  • Corpus Christi – Varies according to the lunar calendar
  • Sacred Heart – Varies according to the lunar calendar
  • St. Peter and St. Paul’s Day – June 29th
  • Independence Day – July 20th, which commemorates Colombia’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1810
  • Battle of Boyacá Day – August 7th, which celebrates the victory of the Colombian forces over the Spanish in 1819
  • Assumption Day – August 15th
  • Columbus Day – October 11th
  • All Saints’ Day – November 1st
  • Independence of Cartagena – November 11th, which if for the liberation of Cartagena from Spanish rule in 1811
  • Immaculate Conception – December 8th
  • Christmas Day – December 25th
See also  Angola National Day

Note that some businesses may close for additional regional or local holidays