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Guatemala bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder 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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Guatemala Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon Bank Holiday (New Year's Holiday) Banks
Apr. 12 Wed Bank Holiday (Holy Wednesday) Bnk+Aft
     13 Thu Maundy Thursday
     14 Fri Good Friday
     15 Sat Holy Saturday
May   1 Mon Labor Day
June 30 Fri Army Day
July  3 Mon Bank Holiday (Día del Empleado Bancario) Banks
Aug. 15 Tue Assumption Day (Guatemala City) Regional
Sep. 15 Fri Independence Day
Oct. 12 Thu Día de la Raza Banks
     20 Fri Revolution Day
Nov.  1 Wed All Saints' Day
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day
     29 Fri Bank Holiday (Year End Accounts Closing) Banks
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

15 Jan 2017 Guatemalan 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) The Guatemalan Government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Guatemala for the calendar year 2017.  28 Jun 2016 Guatemalan Bank Holidays July 1-4 (Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala-Guatemala City) The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that a day in lieu bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Monday, July 4, 2016, in conjunction with the annual, Día del Empleado Bancario bank holiday of Guatemala, as well as of the annual Día del Ejército non-working public holiday in Guatemala.  06 Jun 2016 Guatemalan Public Holiday July 1 (Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) The Guatemalan Ministry of Labour has announced that Friday, July 1, 2016, had been declared as the, day in lieu, non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming, June 30, Army Day annual public holiday ("Día del Ejército"), once again falling in the middle of the week in 2016.  29 Apr 2016 Guatemalan May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) The Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, has announced that Monday, May 2, 2016, would not be declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming "Día de los Trabajadores" annual non-working public holiday in Guatemala, falling on a Sunday in 2016.  28 Apr 2016 Guatemalan Bank Holiday May 2 (Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala-Guatemala City) The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that a day in lieu bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Monday, May 2, 2016, in conjunction with the annual, Día del Trabajo, non-working public holiday in Guatemala.  25 Jan 2016 Guatemalan 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) The Guatemalan Government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Guatemala for the calendar year 2016.  15 Jan 2016 Guatemalan 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala-Guatemala City) The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced the list of Guatemalan bank holidays for the calendar year 2016, in addition to the soon to be released list of 2016 public holidays in Guatemala.  30 Dec 2015 Guatemalan Bank Holiday December 31 (Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala-Guatemala City) The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that a one-off bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Thursday, December 31, 2015.  31 Oct 2015 Guatemala Declares November 2 Public Holiday (Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) The Government of Guatemala, in an abrupt about-face, released the "Acuerdo Gubernativo 223-2015, del 30 de octubre" which declares Monday, November 2, 2015, as a day in lieu non-working public sector holiday and bank holiday in Guatemala, on account of the upcoming "Día de Todos los Santos" annual public holiday, falling on a Sunday in 2015.  30 Oct 2015 Guatemalan November 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) The Guatemalan Ministry of Labour has announced that Monday, November 2, 2015, would not be declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming "Día de Todos los Santos" annual public holiday, falling on a Sunday in 2015.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Guatemala 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: The official public holidays of Guatemala are specified and regulated by article 127 of the 2002 Código de Trabajo (Labour Code).  Assumption Day is only a public holiday in Guatemala City.  Guatemala International Codes GT and GTM (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .gt (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Guatemala information and news: Bank of Guatemala (Guatemala central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Guatemala maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Guatemala), and Wikipedia (includes Guatemala commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Guatemala, 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. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.


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 Guatemala, 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 Guatemala, before planning any trip to Guatemala. 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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