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Ecuador - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070


Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Ecuador

Internet domain: .ec - Telephone code: +593 - International dialing code: 00- GMT offset (ECT): -5 (DST: no)
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Name Date Kind
beginning of school year (Sierra & Amazonia)*Wednesday September 1, 2021School 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 

Beginning of school year (Sierra & Amazonia) -
Wednesday September 1, 2021

School holidays : Applies to Quito

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 :