Ecuador Holiday Calendar

I know that July 24th was a holiday in Ecuador, Simon Bolivar’s Birthday but for some reason today many folks are out on the water.

Here’s the calendar of holidays for Ecuador.

Date English Name Local Name Remarks
January 1 New Year’s Day Día de Año Nuevo
March-April Maundy Thursday Jueves Santo Date varies per liturgical calendar
March-April Good Friday Viernes Santo Date varies per liturgical calendar
May 1 International Workers’ Day Dia Internacional del Trabajor, Día del Trabajo, Primero de Mayo
May 24 The Battle of Pichincha (1822) Batalla del Pichincha
July 24 The Birthday of Simón Bolivar (1783) El Natalicio de Simón Bolivar
August 10 Declaration of Independence of Quito (1809) Día del Primer Grito de Independencia de Quito
October 9 Independence of Guayaquil (1820) Independencia de Guayaquil
November 2 All Souls’ Day Día de los Fieles Difuntos, Día de Muertos
November 3 Independence of Cuenca (1820) Independencia de Cuenca
December 6 Foundation of Quito (1534) Aniversario de la fundación de Quito (“Día de Quito”)
December 25 Christmas Day Día de Navidad
December 31 New Year’s Eve Fin de Año, Día de Año Viejo, Finados, Día de San Silvestre, Víspera de Año Nuevo

This site:

http://www.galapagos-islands-tourguide.com/ecuador-holidays.html

lists all the holidays by area as well as the national holidays listed above.

So why are so many folks out in their boats today?
Salinas July 26, 2010

Salinas July 26, 2010

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