Saturday, September 18, 2021

Festivals & Holidays in Guatemala

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The Guatemalan Labour Code recognises the following dates as public holidays with paid leave:

  • 1 January: New Year
  • March / April Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Easter, Holy Week
  • 1 May: International Labour Day, known as “Workers’ Day”.
  • 30 June: Armed Forces Day
  • 15 September: Independence Day
  • 20 October: Revolution Day
  • 1 November: All Saints’ Day
  • 24 December: Christmas Eve (from noon)
  • 25 December: Christmas Day
  • 31 December: New Year’s Eve (from noon)
  • The local festival (usually a patron saint)