Top events in Ecuador

December
06

Independence Day is a national holiday in Ecuador and is celebrated throughout the country. It is the anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha,...

December
31

On New Year’s Eve, life-size puppets and effigies depicting important people and events from the preceding year are paraded throughout cities. On...

January
01

The Dance of the Devils is a little-known, little-understood event unique to Ecuador that takes place in Pillaro. Thousands of people from the...

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

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
May
24
Battle of Pichincha
Start date:
24 May 2017
August
10
Independence Day
Start date:
10 August 2017
October
09
Guayaquil Independence Day
Start date:
9 October 2017
November
02
All Soul's Day
Start date:
2 November 2017
November
03
Cuenca Independence Day
Start date:
3 November 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
December
31
New Year's Eve
Start date:
31 December 2017
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