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Guatemala : 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: Quetzal (GTQ)
  • Internet domain: .gt - Telephone code: +502 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -6 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Monday october 21, 2024Revolution DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday november 30, 2024Reporter's DaySpecial Events
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    Tuesday december 24, 2024Christmas Eve (1/2 day)Secular holiday
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday december 31, 2024New Year EveBanks only
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday january 13, 2025Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Revolution Day

    Monday october 21, 2024
    Secular holiday : Jorge Ubico y Castaneda was overthrown in 1944 Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Reporter's Day

    Saturday november 30, 2024
    Special Events :

    Christmas Eve (1/2 day)

    Tuesday december 24, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Christmas Day

    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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

    Tuesday december 31, 2024
    Banks only :

    New Year's Day

    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (end)

    Monday january 13, 2025
    School holidays :
    calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14
    Number of instructional days: 200
    Languages: Spanish and Mayan
    schools may remain open on Saturday
    2022 PISA ranking: #71 with a 364 score
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2025

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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