Public Holidays in Ecuador for 2019
Most businesses with local employees will close during the holy week of Easter. Hence, if you need to get things done with other companies, it is best done before Easter or after Easter. Though, some nature of business is required to stay open even during the festivities. Business owners are reminded to note national public holidays to keep on top of things.
The following are the national public holiday for Ecuador in 2019. The dates featured may change as per official announcements.
Dates of the Ecuador Public Holiday 2019
|1 Jan||Tue||New Year’s Day|
|19 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|1 May||Wed||Labour Day|
|24 May||Fri||Battle of Pichincha Holiday|
|10 Aug||Sat||National Day|
|9 Oct||Wed||Independence of Guayaquil|
|1 Nov||Fri||All Souls’ Day Holiday|
|2 Nov||Sat||All Souls’ Day|
|3 Nov||Sun||Independence of Cuenca|
|25 Dec||Wed||Christmas Day|
Happy Long Weekend
Ecuador firmly believes in long weekend holidays. If a public holiday falls in the middle of the week, the government will change the holiday date to a Monday or Friday for an extended weekend.
Working Through the Holidays
As mentioned earlier, some businesses are required to stay open due to the nature of work. As such, employees are required to work even through the holidays. In this case, employers are to provide employees with substitute paid day off as they are entitled initially to the public holidays.
Doing Business in Ecuador
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