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Encyclopedia > Public holidays in Ecuador

Public holidays in Ecuador The word holiday has related but different meanings in English-speaking countries, with the exception of the United States where usage differs greatly. ...

Date English Name Local Name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day Año Nuevo
March-April Holy Thursday Jueves Santo date moves
March-April Good Friday Viernes Santo date moves
May 1 Labor Day Dia del Trabajo
May 24 The Battle of Pichincha Batalla del Pichincha
July 24 The Birthday of Simón Bolivar El Natalicio de Simón Bolivar
August 10 Independence Day El Primer Grito de Independencia
October 9 Independence of Guayaquil Independencia de Guayaquil
November 2 Day of the dead Día de los Difuntos
November 3 Independence of Cuenca Independencia de Cuenca
December 6 Independence of Quito Dia de Quito
December 25 Christmas Navidad
December 31 New Year's Eve Fin de Año

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Ecuador 2007 Public Holidays and Bank Holidays (1202 words)
What this likely means is that, in addition to the public holidays to be observed on May 25 and October 12, 2007, government services and agencies can be assumed to be functioning on a public holiday schedule, on both May 24 and October 9, 2007.
For 2007 public holidays, this was specified in the executive decree 2369 of January 12, 2007, later amended concerning the recuperation days for Carnival (many web sites, such as link, still show the wrong recuperation dates).
Some of the bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Ecuador are based on calendars whose determination is inherently approximate, as described in the footnotes below, which we strongly urge you to read.
Ecuador at AllExperts (3116 words)
Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador (Spanish: Ecuador or República del Ecuador, IPA) is a country in northwestern South America, bounded by Colombia on the north, by Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean on the west.
Ecuador's mainstream culture is defined by Ecuador's mestizo majority and, like their ancestry, is a mixture of European and Amerindian influences infused with African elements inherited from slave ancestors.
Ecuador's indigenous communities are largely integrated into that mainstream culture to varying degrees, but some may also practise their own autochthonous cultures, particularly the more remote indigenous communities of the Amazon basin.
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