There are 12 public holidays in Guatemala in 2023, and four of them fall on weekends. Two public holidays are afternoon only: Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, 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 has two days: New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, and it is an important Christian holiday that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and the Washing of the Feet. It falls on April 6, 2023.
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.
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and after Good Friday, and it is a public holiday in many countries. It falls on April 8, 2023.
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.
Army Day, observed on July 3, 2023, commemorates the revolution against Vicente Cerna in 1871. Vicente Cerna was the President of Guatemala from 1865 to 1871, and he was considered a dictator by many Guatemalans.
Independence Day, observed on September 15, 2023, commemorates the anniversary of when Guatemala gained independence from Spain on September 15, 1821.
Revolution Day, observed on October 20, 2023, commemorates the uprising in 1944 which overthrew Jorge Ubico's presidency. Jorge Ubico was elected as the 21st President of Guatemala and Ubico's rule has been characterized as totalitarian.
All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 1, 2023, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.
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 holiday celebrates two days: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The following is the list of public holidays in Guatemala 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Maundy Thursday||Apr 06, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Holy Saturday||Apr 08, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Army Day||Jul 03, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Sep 15, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Revolution Day||Oct 20, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|All Saints' Day||Nov 01, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Eve||Dec 24, 2023||Sunday||Afternoon|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Eve||Dec 31, 2023||Sunday||Afternoon|
Please also check the working days in Guatemala in 2023.