Ecuador has a total of 22 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
|Monday||January 1||National holiday|
Shrove Tuesday is a religious holiday that is on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as the Tuesday of Carnival, which is a festive occasion among many cultures.
|Tuesday||February 13||National holiday|
|Special working day (compensation for Carnival Monday)
|Special working day (compensation for Carnival Tuesday)
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
|Friday||March 30||National holiday,Christian|
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
|Labor Day / May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Tuesday||May 1||National holiday|
|The Battle of Pichincha
||Thursday||May 24||National holiday|
|Simón Bolívar´s Birthday Memorial
||Friday||August 10||National holiday|
|Independence of Guayaquil
||Tuesday||October 9||National holiday|
|All Soul´s Day
All Souls’ Day falls on November 2 each year. It is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead.
|Friday||November 2||National holiday|
|Independence of Cuenca
||Saturday||November 3||National holiday|
|Foundation of Quito
||Thursday||December 6||Local holiday|
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Tuesday||December 25||National holiday,Christian|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.