Best Times to Visit

Weather

The climate in Venezuela is generally hot and humid, varying according to altitude. The rainy season runs from May to December, whilst the dry season runs from January to April (the best time to visit). Average temperatures in Caracas range from 19-23°C, ranging from 14-24°C in January and 17-27°C in March.

For a more detailed look at the Venezuelan weather, see Climate in Venezuela.

Festivals

Most celebrations are tied in with the Church calendar. Each town has its own patron saint and locals will celebrate their saint's day with feasts. Although each region holds its own festivals throughout the year, the biggest festival is Carnaval, which is celebrated nationwide. However, each region adds its own touch to their celebrations to reflect part of their heritage. Festivities can include bull fighting, parades, dancing and beauty pageants.

Public Holidays

The following table shows the public holidays celebrated in Venezuela:

Date Holiday
1 January New Year's Day
February/March (variable) Carnival
March/April (variable) Holy Thursday
March/April (variable) Good Friday
19 April Declaration of Independence
1 May Labour Day
24 June Battle of Carabobo
5 July Independence Day
24 July Birth of Simón Bolívar
12 October Columbus Day
25 December Christmas Day