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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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022New year holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday January 5, 2022Reporter's DaySpecial Events
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning) (Sierra)School holidays
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Monday February 7, 2022Mid-term holiday (end) (Sierra & Amazonia)School holidays
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Monday February 7, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Monday February 28, 2022CarnivalSecular holiday
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Tuesday March 1, 2022CarnivalSecular holiday
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Friday March 4, 2022End of school year (coastal regions)School holidays
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Monday April 11, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 25, 2022Beginning of school year (coastal regions)School holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Labor DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday May 23, 2022Battle of Pichincha CelebrationSecular holiday
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Thursday June 30, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday July 1, 2022End of school year (Sierra & Amazonia)School holidays
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Monday July 25, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

New year holiday (end)

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Monday January 3, 2022
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

Dates confirmed till Oct 2022 in Sierra (Quito), and till April 2022 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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Wednesday January 5, 2022
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

Mid-term holiday (beginning) (Sierra)

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
School holidays :

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

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Monday February 7, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday February 7, 2022
School holidays :

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Carnival

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Monday February 28, 2022
Secular holiday :

Carnival

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

End of school year (coastal regions)

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Friday March 4, 2022
School holidays :

Regional holiday

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Monday April 11, 2022
Secular holiday : Foundation of Cuenca in Cuenca only

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Beginning of school year (coastal regions)

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Monday April 25, 2022
School holidays :

Labor Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Labor Day

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

Battle of Pichincha Celebration

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Monday May 23, 2022
Secular holiday : Celebrates the Spanish defeat in 1822

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
cards/flowers :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Thursday June 30, 2022
School holidays :

End of school year (Sierra & Amazonia)

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Friday July 1, 2022
School holidays :

Regional holiday

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Monday July 25, 2022
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