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Ecuador Announces 2020 Public Holidays

Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES)
Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: December 1, 2021

The government of Ecuador has confirmed the dates of non-working public holidays in Ecuador, for the upcoming calendar year 2020.

The aforementioned list of non-working public holidays in Ecuador in 2020 are based on the Suplemento Registro Oficial No.906 (2016-12-21, 2016-12-13, 2016-10-16), which amended the 2003 "Ley Orgánica de Servicio Civil y Carrera Administrativa y de Unificación y Homologación de las Remuneraciones del Sector Público" (2003-12-04), by virtue of which most Ecuadorean public holidays' day off are moved to the nearest weekend, and also applies to regional public holidays in Ecuador ("Si es un feriado local, se hace lo mismo, se cambia a lunes, se hace un puente").

However, since his assumption of power, the current President of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno Garcés, has tampered a few times with the rules governing the public holidays of Ecuador (2019-04-29, 2019-04-25, 2017-03-29, 2018-04-26), causing major confusion as to the exact list of 2019 public holidays in Ecuador, last year (2018-11-02), and thus the perceived need for this last-minute conformation of the list of public holidays in Ecuador in 2020.

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