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Colombia Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Colombia public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of April 2015, and covering calendar year 2019 Colombia public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Colombia public holidays news and updates.

2015 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Apr
  • 17
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  • Colombia Mulls Public Holidays Reduction

    Congresso de la República Cámara de Representantes (Bogota) - A bill has been introduced in the Colombian Congress to reduce the number of annual non-working public holidays in Colombia by 3, those on March 19, June 4, and November 1st.
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2014

  • Jul
  • 2
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  • Colombian Public Holiday July 4

    Presidencia de la República (Bogota) - Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, has decreed a half-day public sector holiday for Friday afternoon, July 4, 2014, starting at 1 pm local time (13:00), to allow public sector employees to watch the Colombia vs. Brazil quarterfinals match.
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2013

  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Colombia October 12 Public holiday Clarification

    Presidencia de la República (Bogota) - The government of Colombia has issued a reminder that, as per the current legislation regulating non-working public holidays in Colombia, the upcoming Día de la Raza on Saturday, October 12, 2013, will be a regular working day.
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  • Jun
  • 22
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  • Colombian October 21 Public Holiday

    Congresso de la República Cámara de Representantes (Bogota) - Last spring's bill to declare October 21 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Colombia has been approved in its second reading in the lower house of Colombia (Cámara de Representantes).
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Colombian May 12 Public Holiday Update

    Congresso de la República Cámara de Representantes (Bogota) - The President of Colombia's Congress, Roy Barreras, has announced that he was opposed to the recently-introduced bill purporting to declare May 12 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Colombia.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Colombia Considers May 12 Public Holiday

    Congresso de la República Cámara de Representantes (Bogota) - A bill has been introduced into the lower house of Colombia (Cámara de Representantes) to declare May 12 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Colombia.
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2009

  • Jun
  • 15
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  • Colombian Long Weekend Public Holidays Update

    El Pais (Cali) - With this year's occurrence in Colombia of 3 long weekends in the month of June, the debate on the selection of Christian public holidays, and the setting of their dates according to the Ley Emiliani, is again becoming a bone of contention between the government and the trade unions.
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2007

  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Colombia Week Long Columbus Day School Holidays Begin

    La Patria - This week, the full week preceding the Columbus Day public holiday, students in Colombia will be off all week, as they have been for a few years, now, the week before Easter.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Colombia Additional School Holidays

    Presidencia de la República - The week preceding the Día de la Raza national public holiday, will be an additional week off for teaching staff and students in Colombia, from kindergarten through high school.
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  • Feb
  • 14
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  • Colombia Public Holidays News Update

    Office of the Press Secretary (the White House) - US President, George W. Bush, and First Lady, Mrs. Bush, will travel to Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico (in that order) from March 8-14, 2007.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Colombia Public Holidays News Update

    Bolsa De Valores de Colombia (Bogota) - The Colombian Stock Market (BVC: Bolsa De Valores de Colombia) will be closed on Friday December 29, 2006.
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Colombia Public Holidays News Update

    Reuters - Banks and other financial institutions will be closed on Monday November 6, as a replacement for November 1st All Saints' Day which fell on a weekday.
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2005

  • Oct
  • 2
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  • Colombia's Public Holidays Architect Dies At 91

    Radio Caracol - Raimundo Emiliani Román, the originator of the Ley Emiliani, the rule used in Colombia, and many other Latin American countries, to move public holidays that fall in the middle of the week, died in Bogotá, at the age of 91.
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See also: Colombia bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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