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