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Ecuador Confirms November 2019 Public Holidays

Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES)
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: February 2, 2021

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").

The aforementioned list of non-working public holidays in Ecuador in November 2019 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).

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