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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



Internet domain: .ec - Telephone code: +593 - International dialing code: 00- GMT offset (ECT): -5 (DST: no)
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Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Name Date Kind
New Year's DaySaturday January 1, 2022Secular holiday 
new year holiday (end)**Monday January 3, 2022School holidays 
Reporter's Day*Wednesday January 5, 2022Special Events 
mid-term holiday (beginning) (Sierra)Saturday January 29, 2022School holidays 
mid-term holiday (beginning) (coastal regions)*Monday October 4, 2021School holidays 
Guyaquil Independence Day*Friday October 8, 2021Secular holiday 
Cuenca Foundation Day**Monday November 1, 2021Secular holiday 
Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day)*Tuesday November 2, 2021Catholic or protestant 
Regional holiday**Monday December 6, 2021Secular holiday 
new year holiday (beginning)Friday December 24, 2021School holidays 
Public holidayFriday December 24, 2021Secular holiday 
Christmas Day*Saturday December 25, 2021Catholic or protestant 
New Year EveFriday December 31, 2021Secular holiday 

New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022

Secular holiday :


New year holiday (end) -
Monday January 3, 2022

School holidays : Http://educacion.gob.ec
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Coastal regions and Galápagos carry a specific calendar
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
number of instructional days per year in lower secondary education: 150 - in higher: 187

schools may remain open on Saturday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till July 2022 in Sierra (Quito), and till April 2022 in Coastal region and Galápagos

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Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Reporter's Day -
Wednesday January 5, 2022

Special Events : Instaurado en homenaje a la publicación del primer número de Primicias de la cultura de Quito , el 5 de enero de 1792, periódico dedicado a exaltar las ideas libertarias y fundado por Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo, precursor y prócer de la Independencia americana. El Congreso Nacional, el 7 de agosto de 1992 y con ocasión del segundo centenario de la aparición del Primer Periódico Ecuatoriano , dictó el acuerdo que estableció la fecha del Día del Periodista Ecuatoriano


Mid-term holiday (beginning) (Sierra) -
Saturday January 29, 2022

School holidays :


Mid-term holiday (beginning) (coastal regions) -
Monday October 4, 2021

School holidays : Esmeraldas, Guayas, Los Ríos, Manabí, El Oro, Santa Elena.


Guyaquil Independence Day -
Friday October 8, 2021

Secular holiday : Celebrated in the whole country


Cuenca Foundation Day -
Monday November 1, 2021

Secular holiday : Celebrates the declaration of independence for the city in 1820. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day) -
Tuesday November 2, 2021

Catholic or protestant : This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years,but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. This holiday is a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life. The original celebration can be traced to the Aztec civilization, in the month of Miccailhuitontli, presided by the Lady of the Dead , goddess Mictecacihuatl and dedicated to children and the dead. This celebration is also observed in other countries in Latin América. Families visit the graves and engage in sprucing up the gravesite, decorating it with flowers, setting out and eating a festive picnic.


Regional holiday -
Monday December 6, 2021

Secular holiday : On December 6, 1534, Quito was officially founded by settlers and Sebastian de Belalcazar, who captured its previous conqueror and Inca war General Ruminahui. Quito Foundation Day, in Quito only


New year holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 24, 2021

School holidays :


Public holiday -
Friday December 24, 2021

Secular holiday :


Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.


New Year Eve -
Friday December 31, 2021

Secular holiday :