There are 12 public holidays in Paraguay in 2023, two of which fall on weekends.
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 honors the bravery of Francisco Lopez during the War of the Triple Alliance and those who helped Paraguay develop into what it is today. The celebration date is March 1, but it is moved to February 27, 2023 for a long weekend holiday.
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, an important Christian holiday commemorating 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.
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.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Paraguay that celebrates the country's independence from Spain in 1811. This holiday is celebrated on May 14 and 15, 2023.
The public holiday was observed in Paraguay on June 12, 2023, to commemorate the end of the Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia from 1932 to 1935.
Founding of Asuncion
The Founding of Asunción is a public holiday in Paraguay on August 15, 2023. It commemorates the founding of Asunción, the capital of Paraguay, on this day in 1537.
Boqueron Battle Victory Day
The holiday is observed on September 29, 2023. The country honors the battle heroes and celebrates the victory of the Battle of Boquerón, a battle fought from September 7–29, 1932, between the Bolivian and Paraguayan armies.
Virgin of Caacupé Day
It's a celebration of the Christian holiday known as The Feast of the Immaculate Conception in English. The holiday is observed on December 8, 2023, and it celebrates the Virgin Mary has been free of original sin from the moment of her conception.
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 Paraguay in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Heroes' Day||Feb 27, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Maundy Thursday||Apr 06, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Labor Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|National Holiday||May 14, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||May 15, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Chaco Armistice||Jun 12, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Founding of Asuncion||Aug 15, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Boqueron Battle Victory Day||Sep 29, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Virgin of Caacupé Day||Dec 08, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Paraguay in 2023.