January 1 New Year’s Day (Año Nuevo)
January 6 Epiphany (Día de los Reyes Magos)
March 21 St Joseph’s Day (Father’s Day)
March or April Easter (Semana Santa)
May 1 Labour Day (Día del Trabajo)
May Ascension Day (the Monday six weeks and a day after Easter Sunday)
May/June Corpus Christi (the Monday nine weeks and a day after Easter Sunday)
June 29 Saint Peter and Saint Paul (San Pedro y San Pablo)
July 20 Independence Day
August 7 Battle of Boyacá
August 15 Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Asunción de la Virgen)
October 12 Columbus Day (Día de la Raza)
November 1 All Saints’ Day (Día de Todos los Santos)
November 11 Independence of Cartagena
December 8 Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción)
December 25 Christmas Day (Navidad)

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