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Easter
Ecuador

Easter 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Ecuador

Ecuador celebrates all of Holy Week, from Palm Sunday when Jesus entered Jerusalem to Easter Sunday when He rose from the grave, in a manner very religious and devoid of the commercialisation seen in other countries. Good Friday is a public holiday each year and a key day for Easter-related events.

YearDateDayHoliday
20212 AprFriGood Friday
202215 AprFriGood Friday
20237 AprFriGood Friday
202429 MarFriGood Friday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

In some ways, Good Friday is the key day of Holy Week in Ecuador. For it’s then that many towns hold colourful parades where Jesus’ death is re-enacted. Friday is also the day of Holy Week on which the most “Franesca”, a 12-grain soup representing the 12 disciples, is eaten.

On Holy Saturday, parties basically break out in the streets. And church services begin. When Easter Sunday finally comes, people just relax and recover.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202010 AprFriGood Friday
201919 AprFriGood Friday
201830 MarFriGood Friday
201714 AprFriGood Friday