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Guatemala

Holidays & Observances in Guatemala

Guatemala is a Spanish speaking country in Central America. Like many Latin American countries, the modern culture is a mix many different cultures such as Spanish and African. What makes Guatemala unique is its strong connection to its indigenous beliefs. Many descendants of indigenous people, predominantly Mayan, still reside in Guatemala, speaking their own languages and following their own beliefs. Christianity has almost completely taken over, though, and Christian holidays are an important part of Guatemalan culture. Easter is one of the most important, often celebrated with colorful processions and parties. People come from around the world to participate in Easter celebrations in the Antigua region, which hosts one of the largest Easter celebrations in the world.

 

Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
New Year's New Year's Eve Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
New Year's New Year's Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Labor Day (Labour Day) Labor Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Armed Forces Days Army Day (Día del Ejército) National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Independence Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Columbus Day (Discovery Day) Dia de la Raza (Day of the Race) National, Federal, Bank, Public
Revolution Day Revolution Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day National, Federal, Bank, Public