Public holidays in Guatemala

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This is a list of public holidays in Guatemala.[1][2]

Public holidays[edit]

The Guatemalan Labor Code recognizes the following dates as public holidays with paid leave (unless marked as "Bank holiday"):[3]

Date English Name Local Name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day Año Nuevo The celebration of the first day of the Gregorian Calendar.
March or April Holy Week Semana Santa[4] Holy Wednesday is a Bank holiday. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are official holidays.
May 1 Labour Day Día del Trabajo Also called International Workers' Day
May 10 Mother's Day Día de la Madre Only observed by mothers
June 30 (variable) Army Day Día del Ejército
July 1 Bank Holiday Día del Empleado Bancario The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (la Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) announced that bank holidays would be observed in Guatemala every year.[5]
August 15 Assumption Day Día de la Asunción Assumption of Mary into Heaven (only in Guatemala City)
September 15 Independence Day Día de la Independencia Celebrates the Act of Independence of Central America in 1821.
October 12 Day of the Race Día de la Raza Celebrates the resistance to the European conquest of America.[6] Bank holiday.
October 20 Revolution Day Día de la Revolución Celebrates the "Ten Years of Spring," the democratic period that began with the uprising against Jorge Ubico in 1944.
November 1 All Saints' Day Día de Todos los Santos
December 24 Christmas Eve Noche Buena From noon onward (Bank holiday)
December 25 Christmas Navidad
December 31 New Year's Eve Víspera de Año Nuevo From noon onward (Bank holiday)
Variable The local holiday Usually day of a patron saint. For example, Assumption Day is celebrated in Guatemala City on August 15.

Dates of variable holidays[edit]

  • 2020[4]
    • April 9-11 – Holy Week
    • June 29 – Army Day
  • 2021[7]
  • 2022[10]
    • March 20 – March equinox
    • April 14-16 – Holy Week
    • June 21 – June solstice
    • June 30 – Army Day
    • September 22 – September equinox
    • December 21 – December solstice
  • 2023[11]
    • March 20 – March equinox
    • April 6-8 – Holy Week
    • June 21 – June solstice
    • June 30 – Army Day
    • September 23 – September equinox
    • December 21 – December solstice
  • 2024[12]
    • March 19 – March equinox
    • April 28-30 – Holy Week
    • June 20 – June solstice
    • June 30 – Army Day
    • September 23 – September equinox
    • December 21 – December solstice

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guatemala Holidays 2017 - Guatemala Holidays and Festivals - Guatemala Holiday Calendar 2017". Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  2. ^ "TuSalario.org/Guatemala. Derechos laborales: ¿Cuáles son los días de asueto?". Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  3. ^ 41345. "Guatemala. Código del Trabajo". Retrieved 20 March 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ a b "Así quedarán los feriados en Guatemala para el 2020 – Prensa Libre" (in Spanish). Prensa Libre. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  5. ^ 41345. "Guatemalan Bank Holiday" (PDF). Retrieved 20 January 2018.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Guatemela, elPeriodico de. "Día de la Raza". elPeriodico. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  7. ^ "Holidays and observances in Guatemala in 2021". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  8. ^ "March Equinox - Equal Day and Night, Nearly". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  9. ^ "What Is June Solstice?". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  10. ^ "Holidays and observances in Guatemala in 2022". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  11. ^ "Holidays and observances in Guatemala in 2023". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  12. ^ "Holidays and observances in Guatemala in 2024". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved September 16, 2020.