Ecuador has a total of 22 holidays in 2019. 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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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday January 1 National holiday
Carnival
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 March 5 National holiday
Special working day (compensation for Carnival Monday)
Saturday March 9 Observance
Special working day (compensation for Carnival Tuesday)
Saturday March 16 Observance
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20 Season
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Thursday April 18 Observance,Christian
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 19 National holiday,Christian
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Saturday April 20 Observance,Christian
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21 Observance,Christian
Labor Day / May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wednesday May 1 National holiday
The Battle of Pichincha
Friday May 24 National holiday
June Solstice
Friday June 21 Season
Simón Bolívar´s Birthday Memorial
Wednesday July 24 Observance
Independence Day
Saturday August 10 National holiday
September Equinox
Monday September 23 Season
Independence of Guayaquil
Wednesday 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.
Saturday November 2 National holiday
Independence of Cuenca
Sunday November 3 National holiday
Foundation of Quito
Friday December 6 Local holiday
December Solstice
Sunday December 22 Season
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday 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.
Tuesday December 31 Observance