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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

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
Epiphany Epiphany - Three Kings Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Ash Wednesday / Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday 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
Ascension Day Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Assumption of Mary Assumption Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity