Top events in Ecuador

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...

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...

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.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
April
18
Good Friday
Start date:
18 April 2014
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
May
24
Battle of Pichincha
Start date:
24 May 2014
August
10
Independence Day
Start date:
10 August 2014
October
09
Guayaquil Independence Day
Start date:
9 October 2014
November
02
All Souls' Day
Start date:
2 November 2014
November
03
Cuenca Independence Day
Start date:
3 November 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014
December
31
New Year's Eve
Start date:
31 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
April
03
Good Friday
Start date:
3 April 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
May
24
Battle of Pichincha
Start date:
24 May 2015
August
10
Independence Day
Start date:
10 August 2015
October
09
Guayaquil Independence Day
Start date:
9 October 2015
November
02
All Souls' Day
Start date:
2 November 2015
November
03
Cuenca Independence Day
Start date:
3 November 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
December
31
New Year's Eve
Start date:
31 December 2015
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