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Ecuador Maintains 2021 Carnival Public Holidays

Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES)
Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: December 1, 2021

Ecuador's Committee of Emergency Operations (COE) has announced that, despite the request of unions and medical associations, the upcoming Carnival public holidays will take place in Ecuador from February 13 to February 16, 2021 ("Este asueto se llevará a cabo del 13 al 16 de febrero y no será cancelado").

The aforementioned announcement follows the similar one made last spring, by Ecuador's Minister of Tourism, Rosi Prado de Holguín, that the previously-announced public holiday of May 25, would remain unchanged, despite the Covid19 pandemic (2020-05-20).

The aforementioned list of 2021 public holidays in Ecuador (2019-11-07) is 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").

To the above must be added a few tweaks that current Ecuadorean President, Lenín Moreno Garcés, has added since his assumption of power (2019-04-29, 2019-04-25, 2017-03-29, 2018-04-26).

A similar confirmation, of the November 2019 public holidays, was given by Ecuador's Minister of Tourism, notwithstanding the demonstrations that had rocked Ecuador since last October 5th (2019-10-17).

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