Colombia's Unmissable Festivals, Carnivals and Holidays
Colombia is one of the countries in the world with the most national public holidays, with some 20 days spread throughout the year. The Colombian calendar is also peppered with a large number of carnivals and festivals, which bear witness to the national love of celebration.
As a Catholic country, the most important celebrations are those held around Christmas and Easter time. Admittedly, the religious elements of such celebrations are fairly minimal. December is one of the most widely celebrated months, with the very onset of the month energetically celebrated in Medellín with fireworks and all-night parties. Semana Santa, the Easter Holy Week, is also another important time, with a large proportion of the local population using these public holidays to visit domestic tourist sites.
The Colombian calendar is jam-packed with celebrations
The festivals and...