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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.


Country Observances

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