This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Bolivia. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Sunday Epiphany Observance

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

January 22 Tuesday Plurinational State Foundation Day Public holiday

The day to celebrate the adoption of a new constitution in 2010. The new constitution changed the official name of the country to the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

February 2 Saturday Feast of Candelaria Observance The day that celebrates the Virgin Mary of Candelaria - the Patroness of Bolivia
March 4 Monday Carnival Public holiday

Christian festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent.

March 5 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday Public holiday

The day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" before Lent.

March 19 Tuesday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. March 19th in Italy and Bolivia

March 23 Saturday Day of the Sea Observance

The annual celebration in Bolivia which observes the loss of Litoral Province in the 1879–1883 War of the Pacific with Chile

April 12 Friday Children´s Day Observance

A day recognised to celebrate children. April 12th in Bolivia

April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Observance

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 27 Monday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. May 27th in Bolivia

June 20 Thursday Corpus Christi Public holiday

The Roman Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the Eucharist - known as transubstantiation.

June 21 Friday Aymara New Year Day Public holiday

It's an Aymara celebration in Bolivia, Chile and in the Southern Peru which commemorates the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

August 6 Tuesday Independence Day Public holiday

Celebrates the Independence from Spain in 1825.

August 17 Saturday Flag Day Observance

Commemorates of the creation of the first national flag.

November 2 Saturday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

Holidays in Bolivia in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Bolivia. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Sunday Epiphany Observance

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

January 22 Tuesday Plurinational State Foundation Day Public holiday

The day to celebrate the adoption of a new constitution in 2010. The new constitution changed the official name of the country to the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

February 2 Saturday Feast of Candelaria Observance The day that celebrates the Virgin Mary of Candelaria - the Patroness of Bolivia
March 4 Monday Carnival Public holiday

Christian festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent.

March 5 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday Public holiday

The day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" before Lent.

March 19 Tuesday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. March 19th in Italy and Bolivia

March 23 Saturday Day of the Sea Observance

The annual celebration in Bolivia which observes the loss of Litoral Province in the 1879–1883 War of the Pacific with Chile

April 12 Friday Children´s Day Observance

A day recognised to celebrate children. April 12th in Bolivia

April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Observance

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 27 Monday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. May 27th in Bolivia

June 20 Thursday Corpus Christi Public holiday

The Roman Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the Eucharist - known as transubstantiation.

June 21 Friday Aymara New Year Day Public holiday

It's an Aymara celebration in Bolivia, Chile and in the Southern Peru which commemorates the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

August 6 Tuesday Independence Day Public holiday

Celebrates the Independence from Spain in 1825.

August 17 Saturday Flag Day Observance

Commemorates of the creation of the first national flag.

November 2 Saturday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

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