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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.


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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Labour Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity