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French Guiana

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French Guiana

Holidays & Observances in French Guiana

French Guiana is an overseas territory of France in South America. It is autonomous, but it still has very close ties with France since its economy is dependent on French assistance. It speaks the French language, flies the French flag, and practices Roman Catholicism almost exclusively. The official holidays of French Guiana are mostly the same as the official holidays of France. The main difference in their holidays is probably Carnival, which is celebrated enthusiastically in French Guiana. This celebration stems from the Caribbean culture, which has also influenced French Guiana greatly.

 

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ascension Day Ascension Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Pentecost / Whit Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Assumption Day Assumption of Mary Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs