Venezuela, April 19: what is celebrated today and why is it important?

He April 19th It is a key day in the history of Venezuela because it started the fight for independence, although some time later this would become official with the proclamation signed by 41 deputies and representatives of the llanero country.

On that date, part of the population and sectors of the armed forces —veterans, militias, clergy, society and intellectuals— came together to achieve the long-awaited freedom from Spanish rule.

What is celebrated on April 19 in Venezuela?

On April 19, 1810, vincent emparanGovernor General of Venezuela, was removed by an assembly in the Caracas town hall, giving way to the formation of the Supreme Board of Caracas —officially called the Supreme Conservative Board of the Rights of Fernando VII—, which was the first autonomous institution in the country caribbean.

But it was just him July 5, 1811 which became official after the signing of the Act of the Declaration of Independence. Every year, Venezuela commemorates this date because it changed the future of the country and put aside the Spanish administration.

What are the holidays in Venezuela for the remainder of 2023?

  • Wednesday April 19: Precursors of Independence Movement.
  • Monday May 1: Labor Day.
  • Monday May 22: Ascension Day.
  • Monday June 12: Corpus Christi.
  • Monday June 19: Saint Anthony’s Day.
  • Saturday June 24: Carabobo’s Battle.
  • Monday July 3: Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day.
  • Wednesday July 5: Independence Day.
  • Monday 24 July: Birth of the Liberator Simón Bolívar.
  • Monday August 14: Assumption of Our Lady.
  • Monday September 11: Day of the Virgin of Coromoto, patron saint of Venezuela.
  • Thursday October 12: Indigenous resistance Day.
  • Monday October 30: Day of Dr. José Gregorio Hernández.
  • Monday, November 6: All Saints Day.
  • Monday December 11: Immaculate Conception’s Day.
  • Sunday December 24: National holiday.
  • Monday December 25: Christmas.
  • Saturday December 31: National holiday.