Colombia, mecca for congresses, events and festivals

The major Colombian cities have important convention centers and hotel infrastructure with high quality standards, further including domestic and foreign chains of great prestige and tradition, for conducting business events. Some international events to be held next year are:

 

APRIL

 

INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR – BOGOTA

The book fair is one of the most important in Latin America, where every year, writers, books and readers become the protagonists of the cultural scene of the country.

 

OIL & GAS & CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION – CARTAGENA

Bringing together leading figures from the Colombian government with key stakeholders, operators and senior executives from across the hydrocarbons value chain.

 

JULY

 

INTERNATIONAL AVIATION FAIR – MEDELLIN

Air Colombia is a reference fair in the sector that will have an increased presence of professional visitors and of military delegations, increasing the number of companies and countries involved, business agenda, including aerospace component and specialized conferences.

 

OCTOBER

 

EXPOESPECIALES CAFÉ DE COLOMBIA – BOGOTA

ExpoEspeciales Café de Colombia is an event that will integrate the entire value chain of coffee and will provide a scenario to expose and publicize the trends and innovations in the coffee market nationally and internationally.

 

CALI EXPOSHOW – CALI

It is the most important event of beauty, health and fashion in Colombia. Some of the international designers that have presented their latest collections are: Alberta Ferretti, Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta and Roberto Cavalli.

 

FAIRS, FESTIVITIES, FESTIVALS AND EVENTS TO ENJOY EACH YEAR IN COLOMBIA

Colombians are very happy people. Regardless of the circumstances we always find reasons to celebrate and keep alive our traditions inherited from Native Americans, Spanish and African. Some of the most representative are:

 

JANUARY

 

Carnival of Blacks and Whites in Pasto

One of the most important holidays in the south, during which take the streets giant figures representing the racial diversity of the region. It is Intangible Heritage of Humanity, according to UNESCO.

 

FEBRUARY

 

Carnaval de Barranquilla

Distinguished by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, it is the largest carnival in the world in size, after the Rio Carnival. It is held in the second week of February for four days.

 

APRIL

 

Vallenato Festival in Valledupar

The flagship Festival of the memory and culture of this Colombian rhythm.

 

JUNE

 

International Festival of Bambuco in Neiva

It is a great tribute to Colombian Andean rhythms, such as bambuco and sanjuanero during which the Bambuco Beauty Pageant is held, crowning the representative that best interprets the choreography of this dance.

 

AUGUST

 

Flower Fair of Medellin

Hundreds of “silleteros” parade through the streets with the finest floral arrangements and magnificent horses.

 

DECEMBER

 

Feria de Cali

It brings together the best of salsa repertoire, including parades and bullfights at the World Capital of Salsa.

 

IN 2015 WE INVITE YOU TO ENJOY OUR WONDERFUL HAPPY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Días festivos en Colombia 2015

1 de Enero

Año Nuevo

12 de Enero

Día de los Reyes Magos

23 de Marzo

Día de San José

2 de Abril

Jueves Santo

3 de Abril

Viernes Santo

5 de Abril

Domingo de Pascua

1 de Mayo

Día del Trabajo

18 de Mayo

La Ascensión del Señor (Jueves de Ascensión)

8 de Junio

Corpus Christi

15 de Junio

El Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

29 de Junio

San Pedro y San Pablo

20 de Julio

Grito de Independencia

7 de Agosto

Batalla de Boyacá

17 de Agosto

Asunción de la Virgen

12 de Octubre

Día de la Raza

23 de Octubre

Madre Laura Montoya

2 de Noviembre

Todos los Santos

16 de Noviembre

Independencia de Cartagena

8 de Diciembre

Inmaculada Concepción

25 de Diciembre

Navidad