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Ecuador : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Dollar (USD)
  • Internet domain: .ec - Telephone code: +593 - International dialing code: 00- GMT offset (ECT): -5 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday February 5, 2023Municipal electionsSpecial Events
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    Monday February 6, 2023Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday February 17, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning) (Sierra & Amazonia)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023CarnivalSecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023CarnivalSecular holiday
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Mid-term holiday (end) (Sierra & Amazonia)School holidays
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    Wednesday March 15, 2023End of school year (coastal regions)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday April 13, 2023Beginning of school year (coastal regions)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday May 26, 2023Battle of Pichincha CelebrationSecular holiday
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday June 21, 2023End of school year (Sierra & Amazonia)School holidays
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    Wednesday July 12, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday July 24, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday August 11, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday August 28, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Municipal elections

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    Sunday February 5, 2023
    Special Events :

    Public holiday

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    Monday February 6, 2023
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    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Mid-term holiday (beginning) (Sierra & Amazonia)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
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    Carnival

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    Monday February 20, 2023
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    Carnival

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
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    Mid-term holiday (end) (Sierra & Amazonia)

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
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    End of school year (coastal regions)

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    Wednesday March 15, 2023
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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Regional holiday

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    Secular holiday : Foundation of Cuenca in Cuenca only

    Beginning of school year (coastal regions)

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    Thursday April 13, 2023
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    Labor Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
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    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Battle of Pichincha Celebration

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    Friday May 26, 2023
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the Spanish defeat in 1822

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
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    End of school year (Sierra & Amazonia)

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    Wednesday June 21, 2023
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday July 12, 2023
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    Regional holiday

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    Monday July 24, 2023
    Secular holiday : Foundation Day - The foundation of Guayaquil was a process of the Spanish conquest in the coastal region of Ecuador. After several transfers and conflicts with native inhabitants of pre-Columbian cultures, the city of Santiago de Guayaquil was finally founded. The conquest took place between 1534 and 1547. in Guayaquil only

    Independence Day

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    Friday August 11, 2023
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the first uprising against Spanish rule in 1809

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday August 28, 2023
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