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Ecuador bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Ecuador Bank Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year Holiday
Feb.    Mon Carnaval
        Tue Carnaval
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
May     Mon Labor Day
        Fri Battle of Pichincha Holiday
July 24 Mon Guayaquil Day Holiday Regional
Aug. 11 Fri National Day Holiday
Oct.  9 Mon Guayaquil Independence Day
Nov.  2 Thu All Souls' Day
      3 Fri Cuenca Independence Day
Dec.  8 Fri Quito Day Holiday Regional
     25 Mon Christmas
     29 Fri Bank Holiday Banks
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

21 Dec 2016 Ecuador Public Holidays Changes Become Law (Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) Unsurprisingly, Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, has signed into law the legislative changes to Ecuador's public holidays legislation, recently passed by Ecuador's legislature, and sent to the legislature by President Correa, a couple of months ago.  13 Dec 2016 Ecuador Legislature Approves Public Holidays Changes (Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) The legislative changes to Ecuador's public holidays legislation, sent by Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, a couple of months ago, has been approved by a vote of 84 for, 2 against, and 25 abstentions.  16 Oct 2016 Ecuador Mulls Public Holidays Legislative Changes (Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) During his weekly address to the nation of yesterday (Enlace Ciudadano 496), Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, announced that he had sent a bill to the Ecuadorean Asamblea Nacional to declare as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Ecuador, the Friday before, or the Monday after, an annual non-working public holiday of Ecuador which falls on the weekend.  08 Aug 2016 Ecuador Public Holiday August 12 (Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) Ecuador's Minister of Tourism (Ministro de Turismo) has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming August 10, Primer Grito de Independencia, annual public holiday of Ecuador is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Ecuador which will be observed, this year, on Friday, August 12, 2016.  10 May 2016 Ecuador Public Holiday May 27 (Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) Ecuador's Minister of Tourism (Ministro de Turismo), Fernando Alvarado, has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming May 24, conmemoración de la Batalla de Pichincha, annual public holiday of Ecuador is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Ecuador which will be observed, this year, on Friday, May 27, 2016.  30 Dec 2015 Ecuador Rules-Out December 31 Public Holiday (Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) Ecuador's Minister of Labor, Leonardo Berrezueta, has issued a Twitter communique ruling-out the rumoured declaration of December 31, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador ("Importante: El 31 de diciembre se labora normalmente, no existe ninguna disposición de feriado. Circulan decretos falsos en redes.").  29 Dec 2015 Ecuador Public Holidays 2016-2020 (Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, has released the Decreto No.858 which specifies the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in Ecuador, one-off public holidays in Ecuador, and moveable public holidays in Ecuador, for the upcoming 5-year period covering the calendar years 2016-2017-2018-2019-2020.  04 Oct 2015 Ecuador Public Holiday October 9 (Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) Ecuador's Minister of Tourism (Ministra de Turismo), Sandra Naranjo, has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming October 9, feriado nacional por la Independencia de Guayaquil, is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Ecuador which will be observed, this year, on Friday, October 9, 2015.  08 Jun 2015 Ecuador Papal Public Holidays July 6-7 (Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) The government of Ecuador, through a decree signed by Ecuadoran president, Rafael Correa, has finally declared Monday and Tuesday, July 6 and 7, 2015, as non-working public holidays in Ecuador on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in Ecuador.  01 Jun 2015 Ecuador Mulls Papal Public Holidays (Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) Ecuador's Minister in charge of security (Ministro coordinador de Seguridad), César Navas, has announced that the Government of Ecuador was considering declaring one-off non-working public holidays in Ecuador on account of the upcoming 2015 visit of Pope Francis in Ecuador.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Ecuador public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Ecuador are regulated by the Código del Trabajo, de 30 de junio de 1978, and the 1994 Ley núm. 55, reformatoria del Código del Trabajo y de la ley del Servicio Civil y Carrera Administrativa which added some national public holidays, as well as punctually issued decrees, the most recent of which was the Decreto Ejecutivo N. 418 de 19 de junio de 2007. The moving of public holidays that fall on certain weekdays is also regulated by the Ley Orgánica de Servicio Civil y Carrera Administrativa y de Unificación y Homologación de las Remuneraciones del Sector Público which, in therory applies only to civil servants, but is generally also followed by the private sector.  Mid-Week Public Holidays: Public holidays that fall in the middle of the week are often moved to a Friday or a Monday to make a long weekend. For 2007 public holidays, this was specified in the executive decree 2369 of January 12, 2007, later amended concerning the recuperation days for Carnaval (many web sites, still show the wrong recuperation dates). In any case, the official celebrations of what that day represents are observed on the actual anniversary of that commemoration day.  Battle of Pichincha Day celebrations occur on May 24th.  National Day celebrations occur on August 10th, and Guayaquil Independence Day celebrations occur on October 9th, even if the public holiday (day off) has been moved to another date.  Carnaval: The Monday and Tuesday of Carnaval were only for banks and civil servants until 2006. Then, in 2007, for one year they were extended to all private sector workers, provided they compensated by working on 2 Saturdays (March 10 and 17). This system was subsequently extended to the years 2008-2009-2010-2011.  Guayaquil Day and Quito Day are observed respectively in those cities only.  The Presidential Investiture Day is only a public holiday in Quito and is not an annual holiday.  Ecuador International Codes EC and ECU (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ec (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Ecuador information and news: Central Bank of Ecuador (Ecuador central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Ecuador maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Ecuador), and Wikipedia (includes Ecuador commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Ecuador, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Ecuador, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Ecuador, before planning any trip to Ecuador. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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