Colombia Holidays 2023: Dates, Bridges, and How to Make the Most of Them

2023-05-20 04:46:47

In Colombia, the holidays are highly anticipated by the entire population, not only for the commemorations that take place during these dates, but also for the bridges that will provide them with holidays during the year. Likewise, people usually take these days off and holidays to go for a walk with the family or even take a trip abroad.

HOW MANY BRIDGES WILL THERE BE DURING 2023 IN COLOMBIA?

As is known, the months of February and September do not have official holidays, so many of the holidays are in April, during the celebration of Easter, which makes it one of the most important long weekends in 2023. No However, April will not be the only month with holidays, since in July there will also be days off for Colombians.

WHY ARE THERE SEVERAL BRIDGES IN COLOMBIA?

Law 51 of 1983 is responsible for the fact that there are so many holiday bridges spread over the years, since this rule establishes that, if a holiday falls on a weekend, it would occur on Monday, which would be three days. consecutive rest

This law was promoted by former Senator Raimundo Emiliani Román with the aim that, by carrying out this system, the national economy or the performance of companies will not be harmed. This was done with the purpose that the worker has more days off, which he can take advantage of to spend time with his family, travel or solve pending issues.

WHAT ARE THE HOLIDAYS AND HOLIDAYS IN 2023 IN COLOMBIA?

  • Sunday January 1: New Year
  • Monday January 9: Three Kings Day
  • Monday March 20: St. Joseph’s Day
  • Sunday April 2: Palm Sunday
  • Thursday April 6: Holy Thursday
  • Friday April 7: Holy Friday
  • Sunday April 9: Easter Sunday
  • Monday May 1: Workday
  • Monday May 22: ascension day
  • Monday June 12: Body of Christ
  • Monday June 19: Sacred heart
  • Monday July 3: Saint Peter and Saint Paul
  • Thursday July 20: Independence Day
  • Monday August 7: Boyaca’s battle
  • Monday August 21: The assumption of the Virgin
  • Monday October 16: Day of race
  • Monday, November 6: All Saints
  • Monday November 13: Independence of Cartagena
  • Friday December 8: Immaculate Conception’s Day
  • Monday December 25: Christmas day
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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU WORK ON HOLIDAYS IN COLOMBIA?

In accordance with Law 51 of 1983, it indicates that employees of the public and private sectors have the right to “paid rest” on official holidays. According to what is established in the Substantive Labor Code, mainly in its article 179, workers have the obligation to obtain an additional payment of 75% for holidays and Sundays worked.

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