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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday in Venezuela

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the long fast for the Lent period in many Christian churches. The day is the day before Ash Wednesday and usually falls between February 3 and March 9. It has many names, including Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Tuesday of Carnival, and Pancake Day.

Is Carnival/Shrove Tuesday a Public Holiday?

Carnival/Shrove Tuesday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Colorful masks, elaborate costumes, parades and large crowds are all part of the Carnival festivities, also known as Mardi Gras, on Shrove Tuesday.

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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010TueFeb 16Carnival/Shrove TuesdayNational holiday
2011TueMar 8Carnival/Shrove TuesdayNational holiday
2012TueFeb 21Carnival/Shrove TuesdayNational holiday
2013TueFeb 12Carnival/Shrove TuesdayNational holiday
2014TueMar 4Carnival/Shrove TuesdayNational holiday
2015TueFeb 17Carnival/Shrove TuesdayNational holiday
2016TueFeb 9Carnival/Shrove TuesdayNational holiday
2017TueFeb 28Carnival/Shrove TuesdayNational holiday
2018TueFeb 13Carnival/Shrove TuesdayNational holiday
2019TueMar 5Carnival/Shrove TuesdayNational holiday
2020TueFeb 25Carnival/Shrove TuesdayNational holiday

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