Natalicio del Libertador
The birthday of Simón Bolívar, Venezuela’s greatest celebrated hero, is observed on the 24th of July. A public holiday, the day is marked by ceremonial processions, art exhibitions concerning the life and works of Bolivar, and official political dinners at stately residences. This is a time for reminding oneself of the hardships the great leader had to bear in order to bring justice and liberty to the people of Venezuela. A general air of cheerfulness, thanksgiving, and patriotic energy fills the air.