Holidays & Observances in Ecuador
Ecuador is a Spanish-speaking eastern South American country located on the equator. Roman Catholicism is predominant here, and most celebrations, including local festivals, are based on Christian traditions. Holidays in Ecuador are a very important part of the culture. An important celebration happens almost every month. Holidays are often celebrated with colorful traditions and public festivities for several days strait. Even Labor Day in Ecuador is more enthusiastic than in most places, reflecting a spring festival from pre-Columbian times known as the Day of Fire.