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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Ecuador public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of October 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Ecuador public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Ecuador public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Ecuador Confirmns November 2019 Public Holidays

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Minister of Tourism, Rosi Prado, has issued a statement confirming that the previously-announced public holidays in Ecuador in November 2019 would remain unchanged, despite demonstrations that rocked Ecuador since last October 5th ("It is by law, so we cannot change it and we will defend so that this holiday is maintained and that will help us all").
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Ecuador Extends May 1st Public Holiday

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's government has extended its previous declaration of Wednesday, May 1, 2019, as a half-day additional one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador, on account of the upcoming Labour Day public holiday of Ecuador, as a full-day non-working public holiday in Ecuador ("se derogó el Decreto Ejecutivo 726 de 25 de abril de 2019 de trabajar hasta las 12:30 el 1 de Mayo y se dispone la suspensión de la jornada de trabajo del día miércoles para todos los trabajadores del sector privado y servidores del sector público, por la conmemoración del Día Internacional del Trabajo").
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Ecuador Declares May 1st Public Holiday

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's government has declared Wednesday, May 1, 2019, as a half-day additional one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador, on account of the upcoming Labour Day public holiday of Ecuador.
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  • Apr
  • 21
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  • Ecuador Labour Day Public Holiday May 3

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Ministerio de Turismo has confirmed that the 2019 public holiday in Ecuador for Labour Day would be observed on Friday, May 3, 2019.
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2018

  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Ecuador Amends December 2018 Public Holidays

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's President, Lenín Moreno Garcés, has issued the "Decreto Ejecutivo 579" which once again break the rules set in the late 2016 overhaul of Ecuador's annual public holidays, by declaring Monday, December 24, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador, and confirming the Monday, December 31, 2018, one-off public holiday declared in late 2015.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Ecuador 2019 Public Holidays Confusion

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - In recent week, many of the leading newspapers of Ecuador have published incorrect lists of public holidays in Ecuador for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Ecuador Public Holidays November 1-4

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Minister of Tourism (Ministro de Turismo), has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming Día de los Difuntos and Día de la Independencia de Cuenca annual public holiday of Ecuador would run this year from November 1 to November 4, 2018, inclusively.
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  • Sep
  • 27
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  • Ecuador Public Holidays October 6-7-8

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Minister of Tourism (Ministro de Turismo), has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming October 9, Independencia de Guayaquil, annual public holiday of Ecuador is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Ecuador which will be observed, this year, on Monday, October 8, 2018.
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  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Ecuador Public Holidays August 10-12

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Minister of Tourism (Ministro de Turismo), has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming August 10, Primer Grito de la Independencia, annual public holiday of Ecuador is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Ecuador which will be observed, this year, on Friday, August 10, 2018.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday May 25-27

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Minister of Tourism (Ministro de Turismo), has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming May 24, conmemoración de la Batalla de Pichincha, annual public holiday of Ecuador is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Ecuador which will be observed, this year, on Friday, May 25, 2018.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Ecuador Public Holidays April 30 and May 1st

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's President, Lenín Moreno Garcés, has issued the "decreto presidencial número 379" and the "decreto presidencial número 380" which once again break the rules set in the recent overhaul of Ecuador's annual public holidays, by moving the upcoming Labour Day annual public holiday of Ecuador, from Monday, April 30, 2018, to Tuesday, May 1, 2018, as well as declaring Monday, April 30, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador.
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2017

  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday Moved To December 6

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's President, Lenín Moreno Garcés, has issued the "decreto presidencial número 228" which breaks the rules set in the recent overhaul of Ecuador's annual public holidays, by moving the upcoming Fundación de Quito annual public holiday of Ecuador, from December 8 to Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Ecuador Public Holidays Changes Become Law

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Unsurprisingly, Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, has signed into law the legislative changes to Ecuador's public holidays legislation, recently passed by Ecuador's legislature, and sent to the legislature by President Correa, a couple of months ago.
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  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Ecuador Legislature Approves Public Holidays Changes

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - The legislative changes to Ecuador's public holidays legislation, sent by Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, a couple of months ago, has been approved by a vote of 84 for, 2 against, and 25 abstentions.
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  • Oct
  • 16
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  • Ecuador Mulls Public Holidays Legislative Changes

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - During his weekly address to the nation of yesterday (Enlace Ciudadano 496), Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, announced that he had sent a bill to the Ecuadorean Asamblea Nacional to declare as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Ecuador, the Friday before, or the Monday after, an annual non-working public holiday of Ecuador which falls on the weekend.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday August 12

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Minister of Tourism (Ministro de Turismo) has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming August 10, Primer Grito de Independencia, annual public holiday of Ecuador is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Ecuador which will be observed, this year, on Friday, August 12, 2016.
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  • May
  • 10
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday May 27

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Minister of Tourism (Ministro de Turismo), Fernando Alvarado, has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming May 24, conmemoración de la Batalla de Pichincha, annual public holiday of Ecuador is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Ecuador which will be observed, this year, on Friday, May 27, 2016.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Ecuador Rules-Out December 31 Public Holiday

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Minister of Labor, Leonardo Berrezueta, has issued a Twitter communique ruling-out the rumoured declaration of December 31, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador ("Importante: El 31 de diciembre se labora normalmente, no existe ninguna disposición de feriado. Circulan decretos falsos en redes.").
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  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Ecuador Public Holidays 2016-2020

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, has released the Decreto No.858 which specifies the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in Ecuador, one-off public holidays in Ecuador, and moveable public holidays in Ecuador, for the upcoming 5-year period covering the calendar years 2016-2017-2018-2019-2020.
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  • Oct
  • 4
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday October 9

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Minister of Tourism (Ministra de Turismo), Sandra Naranjo, has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming October 9, feriado nacional por la Independencia de Guayaquil, is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Ecuador which will be observed, this year, on Friday, October 9, 2015.
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  • Jun
  • 8
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  • Ecuador Papal Public Holidays July 6-7

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - The government of Ecuador, through a decree signed by Ecuadoran president, Rafael Correa, has finally declared Monday and Tuesday, July 6 and 7, 2015, as non-working public holidays in Ecuador on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in Ecuador.
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  • Jun
  • 1
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  • Ecuador Mulls Papal Public Holidays

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Minister in charge of security (Ministro coordinador de Seguridad), César Navas, has announced that the Government of Ecuador was considering declaring one-off non-working public holidays in Ecuador on account of the upcoming 2015 visit of Pope Francis in Ecuador.
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2014

  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Ecuador 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism (Ministerio de Turismo) has issued a communique listing the annual dates of Ecuador's non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday October 10

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism (Ministerio de Turismo) has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming October 9, feriado nacional por la Independencia de Guayaquil, is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Ecuador which will be observed, this year, on Friday, October 10, 2014.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Ecuador May 2nd Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism (Ministerio de Turismo) has issued a communique ruling-out the rumoured declaration of May 2nd, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador ("la Secretaría Jurídica de la Presidencia de la República informó que el Ejecutivo no ha decretado puente vacacional para el viernes 2 de mayo, descartando así los rumores que circularon en las últimas horas").
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  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Ecuador Bank Holidays March 3-4

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Association of Private Banks (Asociación de Bancos Privados del Ecuador - ABPE) has announced that banks in Ecuador would be closed for the 2 upcoming days of previously-announced Carnival public holidays on Monday and Tuesday, March 3 and 4, 2014.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Ecuador 2014 Public Holidays Amended

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism (Ministerio de Turismo) has issued a communique which expands on the previously-announced list of non-working public holidays in Ecuador for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Ecuador Public Holidays December 30-31

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, has announced that he had issued a decree declaring Monday and Tuesday, December 30 and 31, 2013, as additional one-off non-working public holidays in Ecuador.
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  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday October 11

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism (Ministerio de Turismo) has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming October 9, feriado nacional por la Independencia de Guayaquil, is a compulsory non-working public holiday in Ecuador which will be observed on Friday, October 11, 2013.
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  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Ecuador 2014-2015 Public Holidays Released

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism (Ministerio de Turismo) has issued a communique listing the dates of Ecuador's non-working public holidays for the calendar years 2014, and 2015.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday May 24

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism (Ministerio de Turismo) has issued a communique re-confirming that the upcoming May 24, Batalla de Pichincha de 1822, is a compulsory non-working public holiday in Ecuador ("esta jornada de descanso no será recuperada").
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday May 1st

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism (Ministerio de Turismo) has issued a communique re-confirming that the upcoming May 1st, Día Internacional del Trabajo, is a compulsory immovable non-working public holidays in Ecuador ("es inamovible y no será recuperado").
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Ecuador May 2013 Public Holidays

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Presidency has confirmed the list and dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays in Ecuador.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Ecuador Bank Holiday March 29

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Association of Private Banks (Asociación de Bancos Privados del Ecuador - ABPE) has announced that banks in Ecuador would be closed for the upcoming Good Friday annual Ecuadoran public holidays on Friday, March 29, 2013.
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  • Feb
  • 4
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  • Ecuador Bank Holidays February 11-12

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Association of Private Banks (Asociación de Bancos Privados del Ecuador - ABPE) has announced that banks in Ecuador would be closed for the 2 upcoming days of previously-announced Carnival public holidays on February 11 and 12, 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Ecuador 2013 Public Holidays Amended

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Presidency has released the Decreto Ejecutivo 1418 which amends last year's Decreto 1162 which specified the dates of Ecuador's non-working public holidays for the calendar years 2013, 2014, and 2015.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 4
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  • Ecuador Regional Public Holiday December 6

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Presidency has confirmed that the upcoming 478th anniversary of the founding of the City of Quito would be observed as an official non-working public holiday in the said city.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday October 12

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Presidency has confirmed that the upcoming, October 9th, Guayaquil Independence Day, public holiday would be moved to Friday, October 12, 2012.
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday July 25 Clarified

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - The regional government of Ecuador's municipality of Guayaquil has issued a statement to the effect that the upcoming fiestas patronales de Guayaquil public holiday would not be moved to adjoin the nearest weekend, as the recent decree moving mid-week public holidays in Ecuador only applies to nationwide public holidays.
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  • May
  • 4
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  • Ecuador Public Holidays 2012-2015

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Presidency has released the Decreto 1162 which specifies the dates of Ecuador's non-working public holidays for the remainder of 2012 as well as the calendar years 2013, 2014, and 2015.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Ecuador April 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Presidency has rejected the idea of declaring Monday, April 30, 2012, as a one-off bridge public holiday in Ecuador.
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  • Apr
  • 3
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  • Ecuador 2012 Easter Public Holidays Clarified

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Presidency has confirmed that Friday, April 6, 2012, Good Friday, would be the only non-working public holiday in Ecuador on account of the upcoming Easter celebrations.
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  • Feb
  • 11
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  • Ecuador 2012 Carnival Public Holidays Announced

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has issued a decree declaring Monday and Tuesday, February 20 and 21, 2012, as the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Carnival, throughout Ecuador.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Ecuador January 2 Public Holiday Gazetted

    Periódico Digital del Gobierno de la Revolución Ciudadana (Quito) - Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa Delgado, has finally issued a decree declaring Monday, January 2, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador.
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  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Ecuador January 2 Public Holiday Announced

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has announced that Monday, January 2, 2012, would be a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Ecuador.
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  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday In Quito Tuesday

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - The government of Ecuador has announced that Tuesday, December 6, 2011, would be a non-working public holiday in Ecuador's capital city, Quito.
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  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Ecuador Public Holiday Confusion In Portoviejo

    El Diario (Manabí) - The October 18 regional non-working public holiday in the Ecuadoran province of Manabí is uncertain following contradictory announcements by the national government of Ecuador and the regional government of Manabí.
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  • Sep
  • 22
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  • Ecuador Declares 5-day Public Holidays

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - The government of Ecuador has announced an exceptional 5-day public holiday to be observed from Wednesday, November 2, until Sunday, November 6, 2011, inclusively.
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  • Jul
  • 30
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  • Ecuador Declares August 12 Public Holiday

    Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES) - Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism has announced that the upcoming, August 10, Primer Grito de Independencia del Ecuador, public holiday would be moved to Friday, August 12, 2011.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Ecuador Moves May 24 Public Holiday

    Periódico Digital del Gobierno de la Revolución Ciudadana (Quito) - Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism has announced that the upcoming, May 24, Batalla de Pichincha, public holiday would be moved to Friday, May 27, 2011.
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  • May
  • 2
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  • Ecuador Declares May 6 Public Holiday

    Periódico Digital del Gobierno de la Revolución Ciudadana (Quito) - Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa Delgado, has finally issued a decree declaring Friday, May 6, 2011, as a one-off, half-day, non-working public holiday in Ecuador.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Ecuador To Declare May 6 Public Holiday

    Periódico Digital del Gobierno de la Revolución Ciudadana (Quito) - Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa Delgado, has announced that he will soon issue a decree declaring Friday, May 6, 2011, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador.
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • Ecuador Moves Regional Public Holiday

    El tiempo de Cuenca (Cuenca) - The governor of the Ecuadorean Province of Azuay, Leonardo Berrezueta, has announced that he had decided to move the upcoming, annual, April 12, Fundación de Cuenca public holiday to Monday, April 11, 2011.
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  • Feb
  • 26
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  • Ecuador Considering May 6 Public Holiday

    El Universo (Guayaquil) - Ecuador's electoral council (Consejo Nacional Electoral - CNE) has announced that it will ask the government of Ecuador to declare Friday, May 6, 2011, as a one-off public holiday.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Ecuador Announces 2011 Public Holidays

    Ministerio De Trabajo y Empleo (Quito) - Ecuador's Minister of Labour (la Dirección General de Trabajo del Ministerio de Trabajo) has released the list of the official public holidays in Ecuador for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Ecuador Declares December 31 Public Holiday

    Presidencia de la República (Quito) - The government of Ecuador, through its Minister of Tourism, Freddy Elhers, has announced that Friday, December 31, 2010, had been declared a one-off public holiday throughout Ecuador.
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  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Ecuador Adds November Public Holiday

    Presidencia de la República (Quito) - Late last night, Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, signed the Decreto 512, which declares Monday, November 1, 2010, as a one-off bridge public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Ecuador Could Move November 3 Public Holiday

    El Comercio (Quito) - The Ecuadorean Hotel Association (Asociación Hotelera del Ecuador, Ahotec) with the support of the Federation of Ecuadorean Chambers of Commerce (Federación de Cámaras de Turismo del Ecuador), have asked the government of Ecuador to move the upcoming November 3 public holiday to Monday, November 1, 2010.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Ecuador Confirms August Public Holiday Date Change

    El Comercio (Quito) - Ecuador's Minister of Tourism, Freddy Elhers, has issued a press release announcing that the date of the upcoming August 10, Primer Grito de la Independencia, public holiday had been moved to Friday, August 13, in 2010.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Ecuador Confirms May 24 Public Holiday

    Ministerio De Trabajo y Empleo (Quito) - Ecuador's Ministro de Turismo, Freddy Elhers, has confirmed that the upcoming Batalla de Pichincha public holiday would be observed (será día de asueto obligado) on Monday, May 24, 2010.
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  • Mar
  • 31
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  • Ecuador Easter Public Holidays Update

    Ministerio De Trabajo y Empleo (Quito) - Ecuador's Ministro de Relaciones Laborales, Richard Espinoza, has announced that the upcoming Easter public holidays would begin on Friday, April 2, and last until Sunday, April 4, 2010.
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  • Mar
  • 12
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  • Ecuador Adds Diversity Holiday

    Prensa Latina (Quito) - Ecuador's Asamblea Nacional (parliament) has passed a bill that declares a new annual, September 19, national holiday to commemorate the birth anniversary of indigenous leader Tránsito Amaguaña.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Ecuador Announces Carnival Recuperation Dates

    El Universo (Guayaquil) - Ecuador's Minister of Labour Relations has announced that Saturday, February 20, and Saturday, February 27, 2010, would be regular working days as compensation for the 2 days of Carnival public holidays, earlier this week.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Ecuador Rules-Out Additional Year-End Public Holidays

    El Universo (Guayaquil) - Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, has put an end to persistent rumours that the government was getting ready to declare both Thursday, December 24, and Thursday, December 31, 2009, as additional one-off non-working public holidays.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Ecuador Announces 2010 Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Turismo del Ecuador (Quito) - Ecuador's Minister of Tourism, Verónica Sión de Josse, has released a list of the official public holidays in Ecuador for the calendar year 2010.
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  • Jun
  • 24
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  • Ecuador Declares June 25 Regional Public Holiday

    El Diario (Portoviejo) - Ecuador's Manabí Provincial Council has decreed that tomorrow, Thursday, June 25, 2009, would be a non-working civic public holiday in the Province of Manabí.
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  • Apr
  • 7
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  • Ecuador Confirms Holy Week Public Holidays

    Presidencia de la República (Quito) - Ecuador's SENRES has confirmed that, despite recent rumors, only Good Friday (April 10) would be a public holiday, and that Thursday, April 9, 2009, (Maundy Thursday) would not be a public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 26
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  • Ecuador To Consider Additional Easter Public Holiday

    Confirmado.net (Quito) - The Tourism Board of the coastal regions of Ecuador has asked President Correa to extend the upcoming Easter holidays by declaring Maundy Thursday (April 9, 2009) a one-off public holiday to compensate the losses due to the impracticability of roads to the coast during the recent 4-day Carnival public holidays.
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  • Feb
  • 21
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  • Ecuador Announces Carnival Public Holidays Recuperation Schedule

    El Nuevo Empresario (Quito) - Ecuador's SENRES agency (Secretaría Nacional Técnica de Desarrollo de Recursos Humanos y Remuneraciones del Sector Público) has announced that this year's 2-day Carnival public holidays would be compensated by Saturday, February 28 and Saturday, March 7, 2009, being declared regular working days, for both the private and public sectors.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Ecuador Will Not Move Carnival Public Holidays

    Confirmado (Quito) - Ecuador's Tourism Minister, Verónica Sion, has announced that the upcoming Carnival public holidays would not be moved to a later date as had been widely suggested due to the bad road conditions between the highlands and the coastal areas of Ecuador.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Ecuador Denies Bank Holidays Rumours

    Confirmado.net (Quito) - Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, called a press conference last night to deny the recent rumours of upcoming extended bank holidays (feriado bancario) and de-pegging of the local currency from the US dollar.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Ecuador Declares End-of-Year Bridge Public Holidays

    El Universo (Guayaquil) - Late this week, Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa Delgado, issued Executive Decree 1452, declaring Friday, December 26, 2008, and Friday, January 2, 2009, as one-off bridge public holidays (días de descanso obligatorio), for both the public and private sectors.
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  • Jul
  • 24
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  • Ecuador's Parliament Declares Tomorrow One-Off National Public Holiday

    Radio Sucre (Quito) - By a vote of 78 for, 4 against, 3 blanks and 22 abstentions, the Ecuador National Assembly voted to make tomorrow, Friday, July 25, 2008, a one-off national public holiday to celebrate the introduction of a new constitutional framework (normally, July 25 is a regional public holiday, not a national public holiday).
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  • May
  • 1
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  • Ecuador Changes Recuperation Date Of May 2nd Public Holiday

    Diario La Opinión - The signed decree(Decreto Ejecutivo 1046), declaring Friday, May 2nd, 2008, as a full national public holiday, was finally released and it stipulates that Saturday May 17, 2008, will be a regular working day in compensation for the bridge public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Ecuador Confirms May 2 Bridge Public Holiday Details

    CRE Satelital - Ecuador's Tourism Minister, Verónica Sión, announced that the 2008 Labour Day public holiday (Día del Trabajo) would remain on Thursday, May 1st, but that, in addition, Friday, May 2nd, 2008, would be a bridge public holiday, to be compensated by Saturday, May 10, 2008, being a regular working day.
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  • Apr
  • 19
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  • Ecuador Preparing To Move Labour Day 2008 To May 2nd

    El Universo (Guayaquil) - Ecuador's Tourism Minister, Verónica Sión, announced yesterday that her ministry was working on a decree that would move the 2008 observance of the Labour Day public holiday (Día del Trabajo) from Thursday, May 1st, to Friday, May 2nd, 2008.
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  • Mar
  • 20
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  • Ecuador Clarifies Good Friday Observance For Public Sector

    Presidencia del Ecuador - The government human resources department has confirmed that Friday, March 21, 2008 (Good Friday) was a paid public holiday for all civil servants, but that the day before, Thursday, March 20, would be a regular working day.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • Ecuador Announces Carnival Public Holiday Compensation Days

    El Mercurio - Saturday February 9 and Saturday February 16 will be normal working days for all sectors of the economy, both private and public, in compensation for the February 4 and February 5 Carnival public holidays.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Ecuador Declares December 24 and 31 Bridge Public Holidays

    Ecuador InMediato - A presidential decree has made Monday, December 24 and Monday, December 31, 2007, one-off bridge public holidays. In compensation, Saturday December 22, and Saturday December 29, 2007, will be regular working days.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Ecuador's Recent Extended Public Holiday Fails To Meet Expectations

    El Diario - Early reports of tourism-related activity during the recent 3-day weekend are disappointing by all accounts. This may revive the debate as large parts of Ecuador's population are opposed to the moving of religious or patriotic holidays from their appointed date.
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  • Jun
  • 23
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  • Ecuador Declares Provincial Public Holiday For June 25

    El Diario - Monday, June 25, 2007, will be a provincial public holiday, to commemorate the incorporation as province of Manabí and the cantonalization of Portoviejo, Jipijapa and Montecristi.
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • Ecuador Confirms 2008-2011 Public Holidays

    Gobierno General de la República del Ecuador - The Government of Ecuador, through executive decree Nº 418, has confirmed the details of the calculation of the dates of public holidays for the period of 2008 to 2011.
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  • May
  • 12
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  • Ecuador Updates Status of May 24 and October 12 Public Holidays

    El Comercio - The government had decided that all civic, educational and military celebrations associated with this year's commemoration of the Battle of Pichincha and the Independence of Guayaquil public holidays would be held on their exact date.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Ecuador Announces Labor Day Public Holiday Date

    El Universo - The government of Ecuador confirmed that the upcoming Labour Day public holiday (Día del Trabajo) would be observed on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, and not be moved to the previous Monday as the common practice in South America would lead some to believe.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Ecuador Sectorial Public Holidays On April 12-13

    El Mercurio - Ecuador's Azuay Province declared a local public holiday for civil servants on Thursday April 12 (Cuenca municipal day), and on Friday April 13, for the entire educational sector (Teacher's Day).
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  • Apr
  • 7
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  • Ecuador Confirms Moving Of Public Holidays In 2007

    Dirección Nacional de Comunicación Social - The Ecuadoran government has confirmed the moving, in 2007, of the public holiday of the Battle of Pichincha to Friday May 25, and of the public holiday for the Independence of Guayaquil to Friday October 12, as set out in the Executive Decree 2369 of January 12, 2007.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Ecuador Denies Impending Bank Holiday Rumors

    Sucre RTV - A few hours ago, the President of the Republic, Rafael Correa, officially denied the widespread rumors that had circulated all day, that he was contemplating the imminent declaration of a banks-only holiday, to stop a possible run on liquidities.
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • Ecuador Changes Dates Of Carnival Public Holidays' Recuperation

    El Diario - This year's 2 compensation Saturdays set as recuperation for the 2 Carnival public holidays, were changed to March 10 and 17, by President Rafael Correa, through the Executive Decree 113 of February 14, amending article 2 of Executive Decree 2369 of January 12, 2007.
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  • Feb
  • 12
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  • Ecuador Extends Carnival Public Holidays To Private Sector

    El Universo - Although officially restricted to banks and civil servants, the upcoming Carnival public holidays (February 19 and 20, beginning on Sunday the 18th) will be observed by workers in the private sector as well.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Ecuador Referendum Date Announced

    IFES - Ecuador will hold a national referendum, on March 18, 2007.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Ecuador Declares January 15 Public Holiday

    Ecuador Inmediato - President Alfredo Palacio declared Monday January 15, 2007, a public holiday for all residents of Quito and surrounding communes, to facilitate traffic on the day of the passation of powers to his successor, Rafael Correa.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Ecuador Bank Holiday On December 29

    Confirmado - The Asociación de Bancos Privados del Ecuador (ABPE) announced that, with the authorization of the Superintendencia de Bancos y Seguros (Ecuador's equivalent to the SEC) banks in Ecuador will work behind closed doors on December 29, to close the 2006 accounts.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Ecuador Considering Early Announcement Of 2007 Public Holidays

    La Hora - The Under-Secretary for Tourism, José Saltos, announced that he would ask the government to decree that 2007 public holidays would be observed on the same dates as in 2005.
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2005

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Ecuador Announces 2006 Official List Of Public Holidays

    Diario Hoy (Quito) - Ecuador's President, Alfredo Palacio, has issued the executive decree 996, fixing the list and dates of public holidays for the year 2006.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Ecuador Confirms Moving Of August 10 Public Holiday

    El Mercurio (Quito) - A presidential decree has confirmed that the upcoming, December 10, Primer Grito de la Independencia, public holiday, had been moved to Friday, August 12, 2005.
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  • Jun
  • 25
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  • Ecuador Moves August 10 Public Holiday

    El Universo - The President of Ecuador has issued an executive decree moving this year's August 10 public holiday (Primer Grito de la Independencia) from Wednesday, August 10, to Friday August 12, 2005.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Ecuador Cancels March 23-24 Public Holidays

    CRE Satelital Ecuador (Guayaquil) - The president of Ecuador, Lucio Gutierrez, has issued the Decreto No 2688 which declares Wednesday and Thursday, March 23 and 24, 2005, as regular working days.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Ecuador Declares March 23-24 Public Holidays

    CRE Satelital Ecuador (Guayaquil) - The president of Ecuador, Lucio Gutierrez, has issued the Decreto No 2687 which declares Wednesday and Thursday, March 23 and 24, 2005, as additional one-off public holidays, in addition to the annual Good Friday public holiday on March 25.
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2003

  • Dec
  • 4
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  • Ecuador Ratifies Change In Public Holidays Law

    El Congreso Nacional - The parliament of Ecuador has ratified the "Ley Orgánica de Servicio Civil y Carrera Administrativa y de Unificación y Homologación de las Remuneraciones del Sector Público" which stipulates new rules for public holidays that fall on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
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  • Oct
  • 6
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  • Ecuador Moves October 9 Public Holiday

    El Universo (Guayaquil) - Despite earlier statements to the contrary, President Lucio Gutiérrez finally relented to the lobbying of the tourism industry and agreed to move the Guayaquil Independence Day public holiday from Thursday, October 9 to Friday, October 10, 2003, to make the public holiday into a long week-end.
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1999

  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Ecuador Y2K Bank Holiday December 31

    El Universo (Guayaquil) - Ecuador's Association of Banks has declared Friday, December 31, 1999, as a one-off bank holiday on account of the upcoming Y2K transition.
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  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Ecuador Moves August 10 Public Holiday

    El Universo (Guayaquil) - Ecuador's President has announced that the upcoming, August 10, Independence Day, non-working public holiday would be moved and would be observed on Friday, August 6, 1999, throughout Ecuador.
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  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Ecuador Declares Today An Emergency Bank Holiday

    CRE Radio (Guayaquil) - Eduardo Carmigniani, chairman of the Banking Board of Ecuador, announced late last night that the central government and the Banking Board had decreed today, Monday, March 8, 1999, a one-off bank holiday to "avert a collapse" of the national financial system.
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1998

  • Sep
  • 29
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  • Ecuador Maintains October 9 Public Holiday

    El Universo (Guayaquil) - Ecuador's President has announced that the upcoming, October 9, non-working public holiday would remain on its set date and be observed on Friday, October 9, 1998, throughout Ecuador.
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1996

  • Mar
  • 27
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  • Ecuador Declares Maundy Thursday Public Holiday

    Hoy Online (Quito) - Ecuador's President, Sixto Durán Ballén, has declared that the upcoming Maundy Thursday (April 4, 1996), would be a one-off public holiday for both the public and private sectors.
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See also: Ecuador bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Ecuador)