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Guatemala bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Thu Labor Day
Mon Army Day
* Tue July Bank Holiday Banks
* Fri Assumption Day (Guatemala City) Regional
Mon Independence Day
* Sun Día de la Raza Bnk+Othr
Mon Revolution Day
* Fri Public Sector Holiday Government
Sat All Saints' Day
* Wed Christmas Eve Afternoon
Thu Christmas Day
* Wed New Year's Eve Afternoon
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Recent News and Updates

29 Oct 2014 Guatemalan Public Holiday October 31 (Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) In a Governmental Decree signed by signed by Guatemalan President, Otto Perez Molina, Interior Minister, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, and Secretary General of the Presidency, Gustavo Martinez, the day of Friday, October 31, 2014, was declared a one-off non-working public holiday for Guatemala's public sector ("permiso laboral con goce de salario a los servidores de la administración pública").  26 Jun 2013 Guatemalan Public Holiday July 1st (Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) The Guatemalan Minister of Labour, Carlos Contreras, has announced that Monday, July 1st, 2013, had been declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming Army Day public holiday (Día del Ejército), which falls on a Sunday this year.  13 Sep 2012 Guatemalan School Holiday September 14 (El Quetzalteco-Guatemala City) The Guatemalan Ministry of Education has announced that Friday, September 14, 2012, would be a schoold holiday (clases en escuelas e institutos públicos solo se suspenderán el viernes, por feriado) on account of the upcoming, September 15, Independence Day non-working public holiday.  02 Nov 2011 Guatemala Electoral Public Holiday November 7 (Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) The Guatemalan President, Álvaro Colom Caballeros, has declared Monday, November 7, 2011, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the second round of the current presidential elections.  07 Sep 2011 Guatemala Electoral Public Holiday September 12 (Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) The Guatemalan President, Álvaro Colom Caballeros, has declared Monday, September 12, 2011, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the first round of the upcoming presidential elections.  16 Nov 2010 Guatemala Revises Public Holidays Laws (Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) The Guatemalan Parliament (Congreso de la República) has passed in its final vote a law that amends the date of Guatemalan public holidays when they fall on a mid-week date.  13 May 2010 Guatemala Movable Public Holidays Update (Diario de Centro América-Guatemala City) The Comisión de Economía y Comercio Exterior of Guatemala's Congress is considering a bill that would move mid-week public holidays to a nearby Monday.  21 Jan 2009 Guatemala To Consider Moving Mid-Week Public Holidays (Prensa Libre-Guatemala City) In a recent interview, Mariano Beltranena, the president of Guatemala's Chamber of Tourism (Cámara Guatemalteca de Turismo, or Camtur), has indicated that his organization will sponsor a new law to move mid-week public holidays to the nearest Friday or Monday, as is done in many other Latin American countries.  24 Aug 2007 Guatemala Declares One-Off Public Holiday On September 10 (Telediario 3) The President of Guatemala, Oscar Berger, announced, earlier today, that he had declared Monday, September 10, 2007, as a one-off public holiday to compensate people for traveling back, often far, to their place of electoral registration, for the Presidential and Legislative elections on the day before.  16 Apr 2007 Guatemala's Teachers Asking For Additional Public Holidays (La Prensa Libre) Guatemala's Teachers' Union is currently renegotiating its collective agreement with the government.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Guatemala public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.

Background Information

Governing Law: The official public holidays of Guatemala are specified and regulated by article 127 of the 2002 Código de Trabajo (Labour Code).  Assumption Day is only a public holiday in Guatemala City.  Guatemala International Codes GT and GTM (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .gt (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Guatemala information and news: Bank of Guatemala (Guatemala central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Guatemala maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Guatemala), and Wikipedia (includes Guatemala commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Guatemala, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Guatemala, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Guatemala, before planning any trip to Guatemala. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.

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