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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

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