homeworldwide public holidaysnews and updatesecuador > this page

Ecuador Moves October 9 Public Holiday

Source: El Universo (Guayaquil)
Posted: Monday, October 6, 2003
Most recent follow-up news item: November 2, 2006

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.

In the mid-nineties (1998-09-29), such requests were often rejected but, more recently (1999-08-04) they have begun to become part of the Ecuadorean public holidays landscape.

Links and References

Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Ecuador Moves October 9 Public Holiday" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.