In ColombiaNot only for the commemorations held on these dates, but for the bridges that give them holidays throughout the year, holidays are highly anticipated by the entire population. Likewise, people generally take vacations on these days holiday Take a walk with your family or even go abroad.
How many bridges will there be in Colombia in 2023?
As is known, there are no official holidays in February and September, so many holidays are in April, during the Easter celebration, which is one of the most important long weekends in 2023. No. However, neither April nor July will be the only month with holidays since Colombians have holidays.
Why are there so many bridges in Colombia?
Act 51 of 1983 is responsible for the proliferation of many holiday bridges over the years, as this rule states that if a weekend holiday occurs on a Monday, it is a three-day consecutive rest period.
The law was introduced by former Senator Raimundo Emiliani Roman, with the aim of not harming the national economy or the efficiency of companies by implementing the system. This was done with the intention of giving the worker more days off, which he could use to spend time with his family, travel or resolve pending issues.
What holidays and vacations in Colombia in 2023?
- 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 7th April: Holy Friday
- Sunday, April 9: Easter Sunday
- Monday 1st May: working day
- Monday, May 22: Ascension day
- Monday, June 12: Body of Christ
- Monday, June 19: Sacred heart
- Monday 3rd July: St. Peter and St. Paul
- Thursday 20th July: Independence Day
- Monday, August 7: Battle of Boyaka
- Monday, August 21: Assumption of the Virgin
- Monday, October 16: Race day
- Monday, November 6: All saints
- Monday, November 13: Independence of Cartagena
- Friday December 8: Immaculate Conception Day
- Monday, December 25: Christmas day
What to do if you work on holidays in Colombia?
Act 51 of 1983 stipulates that employees of the public and private sectors are entitled to “paid rest” on official holidays. As established by the Substantive Labor Code, mainly in its Article 179, workers are obliged to receive a 75% surcharge on working holidays and Sundays.
More about holidays
What is a long vacation?
Long holidays, also known as ‘bridges’, are created when non-working days are added to holidays already set in the calendar, allowing three or four consecutive days of rest between the two.
What are the holidays in June in Peru?
Holidays are days when workers expect to travel, relax, and spend time with family or friends. If you’re part of the travel crowd, you should know that after the festive bridge to Labor Day, there are two holidays in June, one of which comes with a long weekend. Know the dates in this note.
The difference between a holiday and a non-working day
- holiday A holiday is a holiday on which workers in the government and private sectors can stop working. The same happens with students who stop attending classes. If an employee works on this day, they will receive extra pay, usually triple, even if it is a Sunday.
- holiday A non-working day is mandated by the incumbent government and is aimed at the public sector. In the private sector, the employer decides whether their workers work or not. If an employee works casually, it does not mean that they will get additional payment as they will only get the same salary without any increase. Those taking time off should make up that time with overtime, work Saturdays, or treat them as part of a vacation.