Top events in Ecuador

March
24

Holy Week, or Semana Santa, is held the week before Easter. Celebrated throughout Ecuador, it is particularly impressive in Quito, where a sombre...

April
01

Religious music played and sung by ensembles from around the world.

April
01

Easter Week is known as 'Semana Santa' and is celebrated with great fervour, with processions through the streets, religious statues carried...

Ecuador Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling midweek are often observed on the closest Monday or Friday.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
24
Battle of Pichincha
Start date:
24 May 2016
August
10
Independence Day
Start date:
10 August 2016
October
09
Guayaquil Independence Day
Start date:
9 October 2016
November
02
All Soul's Day
Start date:
2 November 2016
November
03
Cuenca Independence Day
Start date:
3 November 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
December
31
New Year's Eve
Start date:
31 December 2016
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