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.
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