Holidays in Ecuador 2023

There are 11 public holidays in Ecuador in 2023, one of which falls on the weekend.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. The holiday falls on January 1, 2023, and is observed on January 2, 2023.

Carnival Monday and Tuesday
Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday are the last days before Lenten fasting, which starts on Ash Wednesday, so people will use their fat ingredients to prepare for the fasting. Pancake with mixed eggs, milk, and flour is the most common food on these holidays. It falls on February 20 and 21, 2023.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Battle of Pichincha Day
The Battle of Pichincha is a public holiday in Ecuador. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the battle of Pichincha in 1822, which led to the independence of Quito and many other provinces in Ecuador. The holiday falls on Wednesday, March 24, 2023, and is moved to Friday, May 26, 2023, for a long weekend.

Independence Day
Independence Day is a public holiday in Ecuador. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the city of Quito called for independence from Spain in 1809. The holiday falls on Thursday, August 10, 2023, and is moved to Friday, August 11, 2023.

Independence of Guayaquil
Independence of Guayaquil is a public holiday in Ecuador, and it is observed on October 9, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when Guayaquil gained independence from Spain in 1820.

All Souls' Day
This is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, and it is observed on November 2, 2023.

Independence of Cuenca
Independence of Cuenca is a public holiday in Ecuador, and it is observed on November 3, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Cuenca's independence in 1820.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

The following is the list of public holidays in Ecuador 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayObserved
Carnival MondayFeb 20, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Carnival TuesdayFeb 21, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Battle of Pichincha DayMay 24, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Battle of Pichincha Day HolidayMay 26, 2023FridayObserved
Independence DayAug 10, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Independence Day HolidayAug 11, 2023FridayObserved
Independence of GuayaquilOct 09, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
All Souls' DayNov 02, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Independence of CuencaNov 03, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Ecuador in 2023.

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