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Bolivia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 4 months of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Bolivia Public Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.  1 Mon New Year's Day
     22 Mon Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
Feb. 12 Mon Carnaval
     13 Tue Carnaval
Mar. 30 Fri Good Friday
Apr. 30 Mon Labor Day Holiday (tentative)
May     Tue Labor Day
        Thu Corpus Christi
June    Thu Solsticio de Invierno (Año Nuevo Aymara)
July    Mon La Paz Day (Feriado Departamental) (L) Regional
Aug.    Mon National Day
Sep.    Fri Cochabamba Day (Feriado Departamental) (C) Regional
        Mon Santa Cruz Day (Feriado Departamental) (S) Regional
Oct.    Thu Día Nacional de la Mujer Boliviana (only for Female employees) (tentative) Other
Nov.    Fri All Souls' Day (Día de los Fieles Difuntos)
Dec.    Mon Christmas Holiday (tentative) Government
        Tue Christmas Day
        Mon New Year Holiday (tentative) Government
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

28 Apr 2017 Bolivian Labor Day 2017 Public Holiday (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) Bolivia's Ministry of Labour ("Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social, a través de la Dirección General de Trabajo, Higiene y Seguridad Ocupacional"), in its Comunicado 24/2016 has confirmed that the Government of Bolivia had declared Monday, May 1, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia on account of the annual, May 1, non-working public holiday of Bolivia.  24 Feb 2017 Bolivian Public Holidays February 27-28 (Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday and Tuesday, February 27-28, 2017, would be observed as official non-working public holidays throughout Bolivia to on account of the upcoming Carnival.  06 Jan 2017 Bolivian Public Holidays January 22-23 (Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Elizabeth Molina, has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, January 23, 2016, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("feriado con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas") throughout Bolivia to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the plurinational state of Bolivia ("aniversario del Estado Plurinacional"), which falls on a Sunday in 2017.  09 Dec 2016 Bolivia Extends 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) The head of Bolivia's Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social, has announced the declaration of 2 additional 2016-2017 year-end non-working public holidays in Bolivia.  23 Nov 2016 Bolivian 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) The head of Bolivia's Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social, Elizabeth Molina, has announced the declaration of 2015-2016 year-end non-working public holidays in Bolivia, taking into account the fact that both December 25 and January 1, fall on a Sunday.  26 Oct 2016 Bolivian Public Holidays November 1-2 (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming November2, día de los difuntos, annual public holiday of Bolivia is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors and that it will be observed on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  10 Oct 2016 Bolivian Public Holiday October 11 (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique announcing that Tuesday, October 11, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Bolivia for Bolivian Women's Day Día de la Mujer Boliviana as a compulsory non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors.  02 Aug 2016 Bolivian Public Holidays August 5-6 (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming August 6, aniversario de fundación del actual Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia [sic], annual public holiday of Bolivia is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors and that it will be observed on Saturday, August 6, 2016.  25 May 2016 Bolivian Public Holidays June 26-27 (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued the "comunicado 27/2016" which confirms that the upcoming Corpus Christi annual non-working public holiday of Bolivia would be observed on Thursday, May 26, 2016, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy.  03 May 2016 Bolivia Decrees Extended Public Holidays (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) Bolivia's government has issued a decree, signed by President Evo Morales, which regulates the declaration of one-off day in lieu non-working public holidays in Bolivia, whenever a fixed-date annual non-working public holiday falls on a Sunday ("regula el calendario y traslado de feriados nacionales del país cuando caen en domingo").  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Bolivia public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: The list and dates of official public holidays in Bolivia are regulated by the Decreto Supremo No 27185 del 22 de septiembre 2003 which abrogated the Decreto Supremo Nº 26597 de 20 de abril de 2002 que regula los feriados nacionales and the Decreto Supremo Nº 27000 de 17 de abril de 2003, thus returning to the situation where public holidays in Bolivia were regulated by Article 67 of the Decreto Supremo No 21060 del 29 de Agosto de 1985 and article 1 of the Decreto Supremo No.22352 del 27 de octubre de 1989.  All Saints' Day: Since the Bolivian governement removed All Saints' Day from the list of public holidays, in 2004, the Catholic Church is celebrating it the Sunday before November 1st.  Regional Public Holidays: All departments have their respective public holiday also: • Oruro (February 10) • Tarija (April 15) • Chuquisaca (May 25) • La Paz (July 16) • Cochabamba (September 14) • Santa Cruz (September 24) • Pando (September 24) • Beni (November 18) • Potosi (November 10). As per paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 2 of the Decreto Supremo 22352 de 27 de octubre de 1989, local and regional public holidays that fall on a weekday are moved to the nearest Monday.  One-Off Public Holidays: Article 212 of the Bolivian Constitution permits either of the federal, state or municipal governments to declare one-off, or regional public holidays in addition to the above, up to a limit of 3 per year .  Bolivia International Codes BO and BOL (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .bo (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Bolivia information and news: Central Bank of Bolivia (Bolivia central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Bolivia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Bolivia), and Wikipedia (includes Bolivia commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Bolivia, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bolivia, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Bolivia, before planning any trip to Bolivia. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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