Public holidays and observances in Ecuador

Year 2018

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Monday New Year's Day National holiday
February 12 Monday Carnival Observance
February 13 Tuesday Carnival Observance
February 17 Saturday Special working day (compensation for Carnival Monday) Observance
February 24 Saturday Special working day (compensation for Carnival Tuesday) Observance
March 20 Tuesday March equinox Season
March 29 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
March 30 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
March 31 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 1 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
May 1 Tuesday Labor Day / May Day Public Holiday
May 24 Thursday The Battle of Pichincha National holiday
June 21 Thursday June Solstice Season
July 24 Tuesday Simón Bolívar´s Birthday Memorial Observance
August 10 Friday Independence Day Public Holiday
September 23 Sunday September equinox Season
October 9 Tuesday Independence of Guayaquil National holiday
November 2 Friday All Soul´s Day National holiday
November 3 Saturday Independence of Cuenca National holiday
December 6 Thursday Foundation of Quito Local holiday
December 21 Friday December Solstice Season
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Monday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day National holiday
March 4 Monday Carnival Observance
March 5 Tuesday Carnival Observance
March 9 Saturday Special working day (compensation for Carnival Monday) Observance
March 16 Saturday Special working day (compensation for Carnival Tuesday) Observance
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 19 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 20 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
May 1 Wednesday Labor Day / May Day Public Holiday
May 24 Friday The Battle of Pichincha National holiday
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
July 24 Wednesday Simón Bolívar´s Birthday Memorial Observance
August 10 Saturday Independence Day Public Holiday
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
October 9 Wednesday Independence of Guayaquil National holiday
November 2 Saturday All Soul´s Day National holiday
November 3 Sunday Independence of Cuenca National holiday
December 6 Friday Foundation of Quito Local holiday
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day National holiday
February 24 Monday Carnival Observance
February 25 Tuesday Carnival Observance
February 29 Saturday Special working day (compensation for Carnival Monday) Observance
March 7 Saturday Special working day (compensation for Carnival Tuesday) Observance
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
April 9 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 10 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 11 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 12 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
May 1 Friday Labor Day / May Day Public Holiday
May 24 Sunday The Battle of Pichincha National holiday
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
July 24 Friday Simón Bolívar´s Birthday Memorial Observance
August 10 Monday Independence Day Public Holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
October 9 Friday Independence of Guayaquil National holiday
November 2 Monday All Soul´s Day National holiday
November 3 Tuesday Independence of Cuenca National holiday
December 6 Sunday Foundation of Quito Local holiday
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Thursday New Year's Eve Observance