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Holiday Calendar for Venezuela for 2022-2023 year
Venezuela sits in the northernmost part of South America, with the Caribbean Sea forming its northern border. Venezuela has a diverse and complex culture that is influenced by the cultures of a large number of ethnic groups living in the country. Help us Help us 

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2022-2023 year

December 2022

Saturday 31 December - Doce uvas (the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grape varieties, one for each of the twelve clock strokes by midnight, subsequently spread in such Spanish-speaking countries as Mexico, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica et al); New Year’s Eve

January 2023

Saturday 14 January - Divine Shepherdess in Venezuela (La Divina Pastora de Barquisimeto)

February 2023

Saturday 11 February - National Day of Anthropologist and Sociologist in Venezuela (Día Nacional del Antropólogo y del Sociólogo)

March 2023

April 2023

Friday 14 April - Pan American Day (El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and Venezuela, USA)
Thursday 27 April - Feast of the Virgin of Montserrat (Spain [Catalonia], Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela)

May 2023

Sunday 14 May - Mother’s Day (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
Sunday 28 May - Venezuela Arbor Day (celebrated on the last Sunday in May)
Monday 29 May - Day of Honoring Elders in Venezuela (as “Parents' Day” or “Grandparents Day”)

June 2023

Thursday 8 June - Corpus Christi (Held on the Thursday after the Trinity. Monaco, Trinidad and Tobago, Austria, Venezuela)
Sunday 18 June - Father's Day (Ñelebrated on the third Sunday of June øò Argentina, Aruba, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Kenya, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, United Kingdom)
Thursday 29 June - Wine Battle Memorial Day (Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, Malta, Peru, Rome Italy, Sao Paulo, Chile, Spain)

July 2023

Wednesday 5 July - Venezuela Independence Day and National Armed Forces Day (celebrating the independence of Venezuela from Spain in 1811)
Monday 24 July - Navy Day in Venezuela (Día de la Armada Bolivariana de Venezuela); Simón Bolívar Day (Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Bolivia)

August 2023

Thursday 3 August - Venezuela Flag Day and National Guard Day (The current eight stars flag of Venezuela was introduced in 2006)
Tuesday 15 August - Feast day of the Assumption of Mary (Christian feast day, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu)

September 2023

October 2023

Saturday 28 October - Engineer's Day in Venezuela (In commemoration of the installment of the Engineers College on October 28, 1861)

November 2023

Wednesday 1 November - All Saints' Day a holy day of obligation (a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. And its related observance: Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration. - Mexico, Haiti)

Some venezuelan traditions

The multicultural and geographically diverse South American country of Venezuela shares its northern shoreline with the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, drawing vacationers with its beauty annually.

Venezuela once was a lush haven for the indigenous tribes of Carib, Arawak and Chibcha people who were sustained by its lush rain forests and beaches, until the country became colonized by Spain and therefore can see many cultural traditions from both sources.

Venezuelans are well-known for their gregarious and outgoing nature. They greet each other heartily.

Visiting Caracas will give you an opportunity to connect with the multicultural gastronomy of the country that includes native, African and European influences.

The cuisine of Venezuela is influenced by the cuisines of its indigenous inhabitants as well as West African and European cuisines.

Family ties, including extended family ties, are important in Venezuela, evidenced by most members living in close proximity.

The Spanish influence can be seen experienced in the language, bull fights, food, architecture, religion, and food.

Music plays an important role in the celebrations. The African influence is notable in cuisine and the arts, especially music and dance.
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