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When to go and Holidays and Festivals

Like other areas of the Colombian Andes, Tunja experiences a three-month cycle of wet and dry seasons.

Holidays & Festivals

Tunja has a number of civic, cultural and religious celebrations. No matter what time of year you come, you will undoubtedly be here for one. For exact dates visit the tourism offices' websites.

March/April—Semana Santa (Easter Week)

June—Fiestas de la Virgen del Milagro

August—Fiestas de San Bartolomé

August 6—Founding of Tunja/Semana de la Cultura Tunjana

August 7—Commemoration of the Battle of Boyacá

September—Fiestas del Señor de la Columna; also: Festival Internacional de la Cultura and Fiestas de San Lázaro I

October—Festival del Frío

November-December—Feria Artesanal

December—Fiestas de San Lázaro II

December 16-22
—Aguinaldo Boyacense

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to Tunja: Camera, Medical, Safety, Getting There and Away, Money, Laundry, Services - Tourism Office, Keeping in Touch and Nightlife.

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