Epiphany in Colombia

Colombia has a system for moving certain public holidays to Mondays, known as the “Puente” (bridge) system. This is done to create long weekends, which can boost domestic tourism and give people more leisure time.

Epiphany, traditionally celebrated on January 6th, is one of the holidays that falls under this system. When a holiday like Epiphany is moved to a Monday, it’s not that they aren’t celebrating it; rather, the official public holiday is shifted to allow for a long weekend.

This means that while the religious and cultural significance of Epiphany is still recognized on January 6th, the public holiday and associated secular celebrations might be observed on a different day, usually the following Monday.

Where is it celebrated?
Colombia (National holiday)
When is it?
This year (2024)
January 8 Monday
Next year (2025)
January 6 Monday
Last year (2023)
January 9 Monday