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Paraguay : 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: Guarani (PYG)
  • Internet domain: .py - Telephone code: +595 - International dialing code: 002 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Monday February 20, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday February 27, 2023Battle of Cerro CoraSecular holiday
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    Sunday March 12, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Maundy ThursdayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday April 26, 2023Reporter's DaySpecial Events
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    Sunday April 30, 2023General electionSpecial Events
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    Sunday April 30, 2023School holidaySchool holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Día de la Solidaridad y MemoriaSpecial Events
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday May 15, 2023Mothers' DaySecular holiday
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    Monday June 12, 2023Peace of Chaco DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday July 7, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday July 24, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Www.mec.gov.py calendar
    International schools may follow a different calendar
    gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    school uniform required
    Number of instructional days: 186 (40 weeks)

    We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2024; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    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

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    School holidays :

    Battle of Cerro Cora

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the battle (and defeat) of Cerro Cora in 1870, during the War of the Triple Alliance, which pitted the combined forces of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay against Paraguay. http://grabados.org/paraguay/text.htm

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 12, 2023
    Special Events :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    School holidays :

    Maundy Thursday

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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.

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday April 10, 2023
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    Reporter's Day

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    Wednesday April 26, 2023
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    General election

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    Sunday April 30, 2023
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    School holiday

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    Sunday April 30, 2023
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    Día de la Solidaridad y Memoria

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Special Events : In tribute of the victims of the Ycuá Bolaños supermarket accident that occurred in 2004

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Independence Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    Secular holiday : The Spanish governor was overthrowned in 1811

    Mothers' Day

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    Monday May 15, 2023
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    Peace of Chaco Day

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    Monday June 12, 2023
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the end of the Chaco War against Bolivia (1935 )

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
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    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday July 7, 2023
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    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday July 24, 2023
    School holidays :