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Venezuela

Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Venezuela. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
27 FebMonCarnival Monday
28 FebTueCarnival Tuesday
13 AprThuHoly Thursday
14 AprFriGood Friday
19 AprWedDeclaration of Independence
1 MayMonLabor Day
24 JunSatBattle of Carabobo
5 JulWedIndependence Day
24 JulMonSimon Bolivar's Day
12 OctThuIndigenous Resistance
24 DecSunChristmas Eve
25 DecMonChristmas Day
31 DecSunNew Year's Eve

The people of Venezuela celebrate 17 national holidays. In addition to these 17 dates the government and banks are closed for an additional 27 holidays during the year.

National holidays are regulated by Article 185 of the national Labour Code. The government retains the authority to declare national non-working holidays at its discretion. At this time, the government is using this option to add extra work days off each week until economic conditions are stabilised.