Top events in Ecuador

July
25

Ecuador's second city celebrates the day of its founding, an event that goes back to 1537 and the early days of the Conquistadores. Francisco de...

September
23

A man dressed as a black woman (mama negra) parading through the streets on horseback is the focal point of these celebrations, which are held in...

November
01

Carnival parades, nativity scene performances and bullfights.

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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