The year is ending! These are the holidays for December 2023

2023 is almost over and the last month of the year is always full of parties, family, food and fun. Ecuador has one last national holiday left, December 25, Christmas. During the month three local holidays will be celebrated: Wednesday, December 6, Foundation of Quito moves to Friday 8, Friday, December 8, Foundation of Loja and Friday, December 22, cantonization of Salinas.

This year, Christmas Eve will be Sunday, therefore a long weekend is approaching for Ecuadorians who will celebrate Christmas from Saturday, December 23 to Monday, December 25. The following week is the New Year holiday and the holiday will take place from Saturday the 30th, Sunday December 31, 2023 and Monday, January 1, 2024, thus the first holiday of the new year.

The holidays for the new year already have a date. The Ministry of Tourism defined the calendar of national holidays 2024 so that Ecuadorians can plan vacations, breaks and activities.

  • New Year. Monday January 1st.
  • Carnival. Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13.
  • Holy Friday. Friday March 29. Labor Day. Wednesday, May 1st moves to Friday, May 3rd.
  • Battle of Pichincha. Friday, May 24.
  • First Cry of Independence. Saturday, August 10 moves to Friday, August 9.
  • Guayaquil’s independence. Wednesday, October 9th moves to Friday, October 11th.
  • Day of the Dead. Saturday, November 2nd moves to Friday, November 1st.
  • Independence of Cuenca. Sunday, November 3rd moves to Monday, November 4th.
  • Christmas. Wednesday, December 25.

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