Public Holidays

Public holidays in Ecuador

In the Christian world, most holidays are oriented towards Easter or Christmas. But in other countries far away from home there is enough reason to celebrate.

Not all holidays are statuted by law — and those that are, do not necessarily mean a day off in all regions of Ecuador. Rather, it is often up to the respective parts of the country whether the holiday is also a day off.

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Non-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

DateHolidayLocal name
Jan. 1stNew Year's DayAño Nuevo
Jan. 6thEpiphanySantos Reyes Magos
May 1stLabor DayDía del Trabajo
May 24thBattle of PichinchaBatalla de Pichincha
July 24thBirthday Simón BolívarNacimiento Simon Bolivar
July 25thFoundation GuayaquilFundación Guayaquil
Aug. 10thIndependence Day QuitoDía de la Independencia de Quito
Oct. 9thIndependence Day GuayaquilDía de la Independencia de Guayaquil
Nov. 1stAll Saints' DayTodos los Santos
Nov. 2ndAll Souls' DayDía de los Difuntos
Nov. 3rdIndependence Day CuencaDía de la Independencia de Cuenca
Dec. 6thFoundation QuitoFundación de Quito
Dec. 25thChristmas DayNavidad
Dec. 31stNew Year's EveAño Viejo

Moving Holidays in Ecuador

HolidayLocal name20232024202520262027
CarnivalCarnavalFeb. 20thFeb. 12thMarch 3rdFeb. 16thFeb. 8th
CarnivalCarnavalFeb. 21stFeb. 13thMarch 4thFeb. 17thFeb. 9th
Ash WednesdayMiércoles de CenizaFeb. 22ndFeb. 14thMarch 5thFeb. 18thFeb. 10th
Maundy ThursdayJueves SantoApril 6thMarch 28thApril 17thApril 2ndMarch 25th
Good FridayViernes SantoApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Holy SaturdaySábado SantoApril 8thMarch 30thApril 19thApril 4thMarch 27th
Easter SundayDomingo de PascuaApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Easter MondayLunes de PascuaApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6thMarch 29th
Mother's DayDía de la MadreMay 14thMay 12thMay 11thMay 10thMay 9th
Father's DayDía del PadreMay 18thMay 9thMay 29thMay 14thMay 6th
Sun FestivalInti RaymiJune 21stJune 20thJune 21stJune 21stJune 21st

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