In Colombia it’s traditional to light candles and let the fireworks explode on the 7th of December. This day is know as ” Día de las velitas” Little Candles Day. One of the most observed traditional holidays in Colombia, December 7th, the eve of the Immaculate Conception is a public holiday in Colombia.This day is the unofficial start of the Christmas season throughout the country. Like these little tidbits about Colombia? Follow the journey Tales of the Pan American Highway.