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Ecuador : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Dollar (USD)
  • Internet domain: .ec - Telephone code: +593 - International dialing code: 00- GMT offset (ECT): -5 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday july 26, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday october 30, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning) (coastal regions)School holidays
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    Wednesday november 20, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning) (Sierra & Amazonia)School holidays
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    Monday november 25, 2024Mid-term holiday (end) (Sierra & Amazonia)School holidays
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    Tuesday december 24, 2024New year holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday december 31, 2024New Year EveBanks only
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday january 2, 2025New year holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday january 5, 2025Reporter's DaySpecial Events
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    Regional holiday

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    Friday july 26, 2024
    Secular holiday : Foundation Day - The foundation of Guayaquil was a process of the Spanish conquest in the coastal region of Ecuador. After several transfers and conflicts with native inhabitants of pre-Columbian cultures, the city of Santiago de Guayaquil was finally founded. The conquest took place between 1534 and 1547. in Guayaquil only

    Mid-term holiday (beginning) (coastal regions)

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    Wednesday october 30, 2024
    School holidays : Esmeraldas, Guayas, Los Ríos, Manabí, El Oro, Santa Elena.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning) (Sierra & Amazonia)

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    Wednesday november 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end) (Sierra & Amazonia)

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    Monday november 25, 2024
    School holidays :

    New year holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday december 24, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    New Year Eve

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    Tuesday december 31, 2024
    Banks only :

    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    New year holiday (end)

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    Thursday january 2, 2025
    School holidays : Http://educacion.gob.ec
    official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Coastal regions and Galápagos carry a specific calendar
    Schooling is mandatory till age 15
    number of instructional days per year in lower secondary education: 150 - in higher: 187

    schools may remain open on Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Oct 2024 in Sierra (Quito), and till April 2025 in Coastal region and Galápagos

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Reporter's Day

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    Sunday january 5, 2025
    Special Events : Instaurado en homenaje a la publicación del primer número de Primicias de la cultura de Quito , el 5 de enero de 1792, periódico dedicado a exaltar las ideas libertarias y fundado por Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo, precursor y prócer de la Independencia americana. El Congreso Nacional, el 7 de agosto de 1992 y con ocasión del segundo centenario de la aparición del Primer Periódico Ecuatoriano , dictó el acuerdo que estableció la fecha del Día del Periodista Ecuatoriano