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Business Practices in Colombia

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Opening Hours and Days
Banks are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bogota and 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the rest of the country. On the last workday of each month, banks close at noon.
Public administrative offices operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Business offices are open Monday through Friday and sometimes on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Store are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Shopping malls are open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Some supermarkets are open 24/7.

Public Holidays

New Year 1 January
Easter Sunday Varies
Labor Day 1 May
Independence Day 20 July
Battle of Boyaca 7 August
Immaculate Conception 8 December
Christmas 25 December
Holiday Compensation
The celebration of holidays are always postponed until the following Monday when the holiday falls on a weekend.

Periods When Companies Usually Close

End of year vacation 24 December-7 January

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