Calendar 2015 Colombia - Civic and Religious Holidays in Colombia, Events, Festivals and Fairs, 2015


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HOLIDAYS IN COLOMBIA  –  EVENTS AND FESTIVITIES

2015
    
January
wk Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1        1 2 3
2 4 5 678910
3 11 12 1314151617
4 18 1920 21 222324
5 25 26272829 30 31
            
February
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6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
7 8 9 101112 13 14
8 15 161718192021
9 22 232425262728
            
               
March
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10 1 2 345 6 7
11 8 91011121314
12 15 16 17 1819 20 21
13 22 23 24 25 262728
14 29 3031      
               
April
wk Su MTuWThFSa
14      1 2 3 4
15 5 6789 10 11
16 12 131415161718
17 19 202122232425
18 26 27282930  
          
May
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18       1 2
19 3 456789
20 10 111213141516
21 17 181920212223
22 24 25 26 27 282930
23 31       
June
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23   1 2 3 4 5 6
24 7 8910111213
25 14 15161718 19 20
26 21 22 23 24252627
27 28 2930     
          
July
wk Su MTuWThFSa
27       1 2 3 4
28 5 67891011
29 12 131415161718
30 19 20 2122232425
31 26 2728293031 
          
August
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31          1
32 2 34567 8
33 9 101112131415
34 16 17 1819202122
35 23 242526272829
36 30 31     
September
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36     1 2 3 4 5
37 6 7 89101112
38 13 141516171819
39 20 212223242526
40 27 282930     
          
October
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40      123
41 4 5678 9 10
42 11 12 1314151617
43 18 192021222324
44 25 262728293031
          
November
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45 1 2 345 6 7
46 8 91011121314
47 15 16 1718192021
48 22 232425262728
49 29 30     
               
December
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49    12345
50 6 78 9101112
51 13 141516171819
52 20 2122232425 26
53 27 28293031  
          



Statutory Holidays 2015
A  B MONTH CELEBRATION
 1
 1
January New Year's Day
6
 12
January Epiphany
(Day of the Magi) *
19
 23
March St-Joseph's Day *
hw
29
March Palm Sunday
hw
2
April Holy Thursday
hw
3
April Good Friday
  E
5
April Easter Sunday
1
1
May Labour Day
  14
18
May The Ascension of Christ*
4
8
June Corpus Christi *
X
Civic Holidays
 X Religious Holidays
  A  B MONTH CELEBRATION
  12
15
June

The Sacred Heart of Jesus *

29
29
June Saint Peter and Saint Paul *
20
20
July Independence Day
7
7
August Battle of Boyaca
15
17
August The Assumption of Mary *
12
12
October Day of the Race
(Columbus Day) *
1
2
November All Saints' Day *
11
16
November

Cartagena Independence Day*

8
8
December The Immaculate Conception
25
25
December Christmas Day
wk Week
hw Holy Week
E Easter

In Column A you will find the actual dates of holidays in Colombia.
In Column B you will find the holiday dates observed in 2015.
(Holidays marked with an asterisk (*) have been moved to the following Monday).



ANNUAL EVENTS AND FESTIFVITIES

January

MAIN EVENTS

Caldas
FAIR OF MANIZALES.

(Jan. 4 to Jan 11, 2015)
It starts the bullfighting season.

CARNIVAL OF THE DEVIL in Riosucio (2 to 12 Jauary, 2015)

Nariño
CARNIVAL OF BLACKS AND
WHITES (Pasto).
(2 to 7 Jan. 2015)

Antioquia
Bullfighting Fair of the Macarena in Medellín, ( Jan. / Feb.)

Valle del Cauca
Bullfight Season (Dec. / Jan.)

OTHER EVENTS

Antioquia
Colombiatex in Medellín.
Festival of Roses in Jardín.
Bolívar
Bullfighting Fair / HAY Festival / Beach Volleyball Championship in Cartagena.
El Retorno Contest / Costeños Composers Contest in Magangué.
Fair Origin Colombia.
Boyacá
Pilgrimage to Alto de Peña Negra to honour The Holy Trinity.
Duitama Fairs and Festivities.
Caldas
The International Coffee Pageant / National Folk Festival / National Festival of La Trova / Craft National Market in Manizales.
The Carnival of the Devil in Riosucio.
Casanare
Rice Festival in Aguazul.
Pilgrimage to honour Our Lady of Manare in Paz de Ariporo.
Cesar
The Valledupar Carnival in Valledupar. (Jan. / Feb.)
Chocó
Our Lady of Candelaria' Feast. (Jan. / Feb.)
Cundinamarca
The Panela Festival in Villeta.
Guajira
'Francisco el Hombre' Vallenato
Festival in Rioacha (Jan. / Feb.)
Magdalena
The Cayman Festival in Ciénaga Grande and Santa Marta.
Meta
Catama AgroIndustrial and Tourist Fair in Villavicencio.
El Coleo Summer Festival in San Martín.
El Retrono Festival / National Tournament of Llanera Music and Toros Coleados in Acacías.
Summer International Festival
in Granada (First long weekend in January).
Nariño
Crafts Fair and Exhibition in Pasto.
Quindío
Bullfighting Fair in Armenia.
Norte de Santander
Ocaña Carnival
Santander
Saint Jerome Fairs and Feasts in Málaga.
The Honey Festival in Oiba.
Sucre
Barnyards Festivals in Sincelejo.
Feast of The Sweet Name of Jesus
Sirenato del Mar in Tolú.

February

MAIN EVENTS

Atlántico
CARNIVAL OF
BARRANQUILLA
(Feb 14 to Feb. 17, 2015)

OTHER EVENTS

Antioquia
Bullfighting Fair of the Macarena in Medellín, ( Jan. / Feb.)
Kites Competition /Banana Festival in San Juan de Urabá.
Arauca
Feast of Our Lady of Candelaria in Arauca,
Bolívar
Feast of Our Lady of Candelaria in Cartagena.
International Film Festival
Casanare
Feast of Our Lady of Candelaria in Orocué and Villanueva,
The Savannah Festival in Villanueva.
The Farruco Festival in San Luis de Palenque.
Chocó
Feast of Our Lady of Candelaria in Quibdó.
Cesar
La Tambora Festival in Tamalameque.
Córdoba
Sinú River Festival in Mata de Caña and Lorica.
Nariño
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes in Pasto.
The Fire Carnival in Tumaco.
Putumayo
Natives Carnival in Mocoa. (Feb. or Mar.)
Quindío
Miss Palma de Cera (Wax Palm Tree) Pageant in Salento.
Risaralda
Milk and Meat Regional Fair in Pereira,
Tolima
The Bunde National Festival in Espinal.
The Subienda Festival in Honda.
Vichada
El Corrido llanero International Tournament in Puerto Carreño, .

March

MAIN EVENTS

Cauca
HOLY WEEK CELEBRATION IN POPAYÁN
(March 29 to April 4, 2015).

Religious Music Festival in Popayán (Cauca), Mompox (Bolívar) Pamplona (Norte de Santander) and Marinilla (Antioquia) during the Holy Week.

OTHER EVENTS

Bogotá
IberoAmerican Theater Festival.
Antioquia
International Exhibition of Orchids in Medellín.
Arauca
Canto Sabanero
Folk Festival / Summer Festival in Cravo Norte.
Bola e'fuego Folk Festival in Cabuyare.
Tameño's Day in Tame.
Bolívar
International Caribbean Music Festival in Cartagena.
Boat Fair in Cartagena. (March / April)
Boyacá
Old Music festival during the Holy Week in Villa de Leyva, .
Expo-zebu in Puerto Boyacá.
Patronal Feast and other festivities in the municipality of Boyacá.
Caldas
Equine Fair
Casanare
Rodeo Festival in Tauramena.
Chocó
Feast of San José de la Montaña in Quibdó.
Córdoba
The Mocaricero Sweet Roll Festival in Mocari and Montería.
National Festival of Cumbiamba in Cerete.
"Encuentémonos" Internacional Contest stories in Sahagún.
Meta
The Plains Song Festival in Villavicencio.
Fairs and Festivals in Acacias.
Nariño
Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Las Lajas in Ipiales.
Quindío
Anniversary Celebration in Buenavista.
Santander
Tamboras Festival in Barrancabermeja.
Music Festival of String Musical Instruments in San Gil.
Tolima
National Festival of Colombian Music / National Duets Contest in Ibagué.
Valle del Cauca
International Art Festival in Cali.
Vichada
The Curito Festival in La Primavera.

April

Bogotá
Eurocine
Film Festival in
Amazonas
Liticia's Birthday celebrated in Leticia.
Antioquia
Regional Sextets Contest in San Juan de Urabá.
Arauca
International Festival of The Plains Music Arpa de Oro in Saravena.
Atlántico
Mesh Festival in San Juan de Acosta,
Bolívar
Boat Fair in Cartagena, Bolívar.
Livestock Fair in Mompox, .
Casanare
Livestock Exhibition in Yopal, .
Cauca
National Crafts Market in Popayán.
Cesar
International Festival of the Vallenato Legend ( Valledupar.
Chocó
Natives Festival / Festival of Tanandó in Quibdó.
Canaa Turtle Festival in Arcandi.
Córdoba
Holy Week Celebration / Sweets Festival in Montería.
Folk Bands Contest in Planeta Rica.
El Petate Festival, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Holy Week in Lorica.
Meta
Zebu Cattle Fair in San Martín, .Quindío
Bamboo Festival / El Retorno Festivity in Córdoba.
Santander
Agro-Commercial Fair in Bucaramanga.

May

Bogotá
International Book Fair.
Antioquia
The Antioqueñidad Fair in Medellín and other Antioquia cities.
Zebu Exhibition and Fair in Puerto Berrío.
Arauca
The Samuro Blanco Festival in Feliciano.
Atlántico
Films on the Streets / AGROCARIBE AgroIndustrial Fair in Barranquilla.
Boyacá
International Popular Culture Festival / Saint Isidore and Saint Anthony Patronal Feasts in Tunja, Casanare
Agroindustrial Fair in Yopal.
Córdoba
Mango Festival in Palotal.
Guajira
Wayüu Culture Festival in Uribia.
Meta
La Cachama Festival in Puerto Gaitán.
Folk Music Contest in Acacías.
Quindío
Anniversary Festival in Pijao.
Santander
Livestock Fair in Socorro.
Tolima
Natagaima Fairs and Festivals.
Valle del Cauca
Festiva I of Interpreters " Mono Nuñez" Song in Ginebra. (May / Jun.)
San Andrés
International Triathlon in San Andrés Island.

June

MAIN EVENTS

Huila
FOLKLORE FESTIVAL
(Saint John and Saint Peter Feasts) and Bambuco Contest in Neiva, .
(
Between the third week of june and first week of july) .

Tolima
COLOMBIAN FOLKLORE FESTIVAL in Ibagué.

SAINT JOHN AND SAINT PETER FEASTS in Espinal.
(June 24 to 29, 2015)
Bogotá
ROCK IN THE PARK FESTIVAL

OTHER EVENTS

Bogotá
"Theatre District" Season (Jun. to Dec.)
Amazonas
St. Peter Feast in Leticia.
Antioquia
International Poetry Festival /International Tango Festival in Medellín.
National Tiple Contest in Envigado.
Atlántico
Crafts and Folk Music Fair in Barranquilla. (Jun. / Jul.)
Butifarra Festival in Soledad.
Son de Negros Festival in Santa Lucia.
Sea Festival in Puerto Colombia.
Bolívar
Caribbean Cartagena Festival in Cartagena, .
Bolívarense Accordion Festival in Carmen de Bolívar.
Caquetá
Caqueta Folk Festival / "El Sanjuanero" Regional Contest in Florencia.
Cauca
Bordó Fair in Bordó
Cesar
Vallenato Music Festival in Agustín Codazzi, .
African Palm Festival in El Copey.
Poems and Songs Festival in San Diego.
Dance Festival in Chimichagua.
Chocó
Saint Anthony of Padua Feast in El Atrato.
Córdoba
National Porro Festival in San Pelayo.
National Crafts Festival Fair in Montería.
Regional Peasants Festival in Rabolargo (Cereté).
Bullerengue Festival in Puerto Escondido.
Cundinamarca
Corpus Christi Feast in Anolaima.
Huila
Crafts and Equine Fair in Pitalito.
Magdalena
Cumbia
Festival in El Banco .
Horn Festival in Cumaral, Meta
Quindío
National Coffee Parade / Yipao Parade and / Cultural week in Calarcá.
"The Basket" Festival in Filandia.
Valle del Cauca
Interpreters of " Mono Nuñez" Song Festival in Ginebra. (May / Jun.)
Livestock Fair in Tuluá,

July

Bogotá
Colombia in the Park / Agroexpo.
Amazonas
The Amazon Confraternity Festival in Leticia.
Intercultural Gathering in the Amazonia in Puerto Nariño.
Antioquia
Colombiamoda (Fashion Show) in Medellín, (July / Aug.)
Chirimías Contest / El Carriel Festival in Envigado.
Tent and Flowers Fair in La Ceja.
Kites Festival in Guarne.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast in Carmen de Viboral.
Mining Festivity / Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast in Segovia.
Boyacá
Sun and Steel Festival in Sogamoso.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast in Villa de Leyva.
Anniversary and Coronation of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá in Chiquinquirá.
Córdoba
Savannah Festival of accordionists and composers of Sahagún in Sahagún.
Magdalena
Sea Festival / The Sea National Pageant in Santa Marta, (Jul. / Aug.)
Meta
International Tournament of Joropo Music in Villavicencio.
International Horn Festival in Cumaral.
Sanmartínero Talent in San Martín.
Norte de Santander
Festival of the Border in Cúcuta.
Panela Fair and Festival in Convención.
City of Pamplona Anniversary in Pamplona.
Santander
Pineapple Fair in Lebrija.
Agro-business fair in Charalá.
Valle del Cauca
World Youth Championship in Athletics (5 to 19 July 2015) in Cali

August

MAIN EVENTS

Antioquia
FLOWER FAIR
. It includes Silleteros Parade, Crafts Fair and Verse Festival in Medellín (Jul .31 to August 9, 2015)

OTHER EVENTS

Bogotá
Bogotá Carnival / Summer Festival / Salsa in the Park.
Amazonas
La piraña de Oro Fishing Competition in Puerto Nariño.
Antioquia
Colombiamoda
(Fashion Show) in Medellín, (Jul. / Aug.)
Bovine and Equine Fair in Medellín.
St. Bartholomew the Apostle, patron saint of Murindó Feast in Murindó.
Arauca
Fair and Patron Saint Feast / ' Girara de Oro' International Plains Music Festival in Tame.
Saint Lawrence Feast in Arauquita.
Atlántico
International Storytellers Festival in Barranquilla, .
Bolívar
Amateur Composers Contest in Magangué.
Boyacá
Livestock Fair in Mompox, Bolívar.
National Kites Festival in Villa De Leyva.
Caldas
The LatinAmerican International Theatre in Manizales. (Aug. / Sept.)
National Pasillo Festival in Aguadas.
TheWord Gathering in Riosucio.
Cauca
Agricultural Fair / Corn Festival and Pageant.
Cesar
Livestock Fair in Valldeupar.
Chocó.
Bahía
Festival in Bahia Solano,
Córdoba
Peasant Festival / Sweet Roll Festival in Martínez (Cereté)
Meta
Maloka Expo-zebu (Villavicencio)
International Festival of The Plains harvest in Granada. (Long weekend in the middle of the month).
Quindío and Risaralda
Bolívarianos Games. Venues: Armenia and Pereira.
Quindío
Quimbayanidad Week /Anniversary Festivals in Quimbaya.
Anniversry Festival in Circacia.
Risaralda
Harvest Festival and Equine Fair in Pereira.
Santander
Oil Festival in Barrancabermeja.
Tiple and Guabina Festival in Vélez.
Folk Festival in Capitanejo.
Valle del Cauca
Festibuga in Buga.
The Pacific Coast Folk Festival in Buenaventura.
Livestock Fair in Cartago.

September

Bogotá
Jazz in the Park Festival / International Jazz Festival / International Contemporary Dance Festival / 'Artbo' International Art Fair.
Antioquia
International Jazz and World Music Festival /Books and Culture Festivity / Gathering for Promotion and Disclosure of Intangible Heritage in the Andean Countries, Medellín.
Holy Christ Feast in Zaragoza.
Arauca
Firefly Festival in Arauca.
Atlántico
Barranquijazz in Barranquilla.
Boyacá
National Bands Contest in Paipa.
Guabina National Contest / Commercial Fair and Equine Exhibition / National Crafts Fair in Chiquinquirá.
Festival, fairs, festivities and reinado del campo boyacense in Santa Rosa de Viterbo.
Caldas
Latin American Theatre Festival in Manizales. (Aug. / Sept.)
Casanare
El Garcero del Llano
Festival in Yopal.
Guajira
Cuna de Acordeones
' Festival en Villanueva.
Flowers and Calaguala Festival in Urumita.
Nariño
Our Lady of Las Lajas Feast in Ipiales.
Norte de Santander
Our Lord of Calvary Feast in Pamplona.
Quindío
National Coffee Fair, Equine Fair, Crafts and Industrial Fair in Armenia.
Risaralda
International Theatre Show in Pereira.
Santander
International Piano Festival / Pretty Fair in Bucaramanga.
Folk Music Festival in Socorro.
Talla en Piedra Festival in Barichara.
Valle del Cauca
Rogations to Our Lord of Miracles in Buga.
San Andrés
Green Moon Festival in San Andrés Island.

October

Bogotá
Hip-Hop in the Park / International Film Festival / Urban Dance Festival / Children's Festival.
Antioquia
'Antioquia le canta a Colombia' 37th. National Festival in Santafe de Antioquia.
Arauca
Santa Bárbara de Arauca Feast.
Atlántico
Science and the Creativity Fair in Barranquilla.
Boyacá
El Frío y La Ruana Festival in Tunja.
Casanare
Boyacense Integration Festival in Yopal.
Chocó
'San Pacho' (St Francis of Assisi) Feast in Quibdó.
Cundinamarca
National Tourism Festival in Girardot.
Potato Festival in Chocontá.
Córdoba
Crafts Fair of San Sebastián in San Sebastián in Lorica.
Huila
Cultural Week in San Agustín.
Guajira
National Coal Festival in Barrancas. Meta
International Coleo Festival in Villavicencio.
National Crop Festival in Granada.
International Rubber Festival in Cumaral.
Talento Sanmartinero in San Martín.
Quindío
National Duets Contest / National Chapolera (Coffee Picker) Pageant in Armenia.
Regional Coffee Pageant in Montenegro.
Risaralda
Araucaria Festivities in Santa Rosa.
Santander
Eastern Colombia Book Fair / Latin American Abrapalabra storytellers Festival in Bucaramanga.
Sucre
National Gaitas Festival in Ovejas.
Valle del Cauca
Latin-American Folk Dance Festival in Guacarí.

November

MAIN EVENTS

Bolívar
NATIONAL BEAUTY PAGEANT
/ Cartagena Independence Day Festivities (Nov.11) in Cartagena.

OTHER EVENTS

Bogotá
Opera and Zarzuela in the Park / Ballet in the Park.
Amazonas
International Piracucú de Oro Amazonian Folk Music Festival in Leticia.
Antioquia
The Arriero
Festival in Ciudad Bolívar.
Footwear Fair in Rionegro.
Arauca
The Coleo Festival in Saravena.
Bolívar
Agricultural, Industrial and Crafts Fair in Magangué.
Caquetá
Agro Industrial and livestock Fair in Florencia.
Casanare
Alma Sabanera
Festival in Aguazul.
Córdoba
Violina Festival in Boca de López - San Pelayo.
Cundinamarca
Zebu Fair in Girardot.
Huila
National Equine and Crafts Fair in Pitalito.
Meta
International Llanera Song Festival / International Joropo Festival in Villavicencio.
International Tourist and Folk Music Festival / Cuadrillas of San Martín in San Martín.
Llanera Music and Toros coleados Contest in Acasías..
National Colonies Festival in Guamal.
Risaralda
Bambuco Festival in Pereira.
Santander
Luis A. Calvo Colombian Andean Music Festival in Bucaramanga.
Valle del Cauca
Caliorquídeas
, International Colombian Orchids Exhibition in Cali.
National Agriculture Festivities in Palmira.
San Andrés
The Coconut Carnival in San Andrés Island.

December

MAIN EVENTS

Valle del Cauca
FAIR OF CALI
and Bullfighting Season (Dec. / Jan.)

OTHER EVENTS

Bogotá
Expoartesanías
(Corferias).
Amazonas
New Year's Eve Dolls Parade in Leticia, .
Antioquia
Dances, Myths and Legends Parade in Medellín.
Eastern Antioquia Crafts Fair in Rionegro.
Arauca
Festival of the Recovery of Sabanero Songs / ' Del paloteo' Street Theatre in Arauca.
International Joropo Festival / Saint Barbara feast in Santa Bárbara de Arauca.
Atlántico
Little Candles Night / National Crafts and Folklore Fair in Barranquilla.
Bolívar
Art Festival / Miss Tanga in Cartagena.
The Immaculate Conception Feast in El Carmen.
Boyacá
Aguinaldo
Boyacense in Tunja.
Lights Festival in Villa de Leyva.
Our Lady of Chiquinquirá Feast in Chiquinquirá,
Fairs and Festivities in Duitama.
Caquetá
'El Colono de Oro' Music Festival in Florencia.
Casanare
Internationational ' Cimarrón de Oro ' Singing Contest / AgroIndustrial Fair / Pageants and Festivities in Yopal.
Córdoba
Decimeros
Contest in Sabanueva.
Amateur Musicians Contest for Peace, Culture and Folklore Protection in Laguneta.
Sombrero Zenu Festival in San Andrés de Sotavento.
Guajira
Composers Festival in San Juan del Cesar.
Meta
Villavicencio Festival / Crafts Fair in Villavicencio.
Nariño
Music of the Pacific Coast Festival in Tumaco.
The Water and Rainbow Carnival in Pasto.
Old Years Parade. Day 31, in Pasto.
Quindío
Candles and Lanterns Festival in Quimbaya.
Sucre
Sombrero Vueltiao Festival in Sampués.
Tolima
Rice Festival in Saldaña,
Bunde Festival in Espinal. / Southern Tolima Folk Festival in Purificación.
Valle del Cauca
International Sugar Cane Fair in Cali.
Vichada
Saint Barbara Feast or Agua Verde Festivity in Puerto Carreño.








 
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