If you plan to travel to Caracas in July, take note: there's no shortage of holidays!
July brings together Caracas' main holidays, closely linked to some of the most significant events in the country's history. The month starts with the feast in memory of the Independence Day, which took place on July 5, 1811 with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. That day a great floral offering is presented at the Tomb of Simon Bolivar, and a great number of institutional and popular events and concerts take place. Three weeks later the city celebrates again, this time to commemorate the birth of the Liberator (July 24, 1783) and, a day later, to celebrate the Naval Battle of Lake Maracaibo, which finally reaffirmed Venezuela's independence from Spain. And it does not end there, as the city celebrates the founding of Caracas the last week of July.