Guatemala Public Holidays

Whether you are a local searching for a short break or an international traveler, Public Holiday Info Portal is here to help you start planning your vacation

A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Guatemala or officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast
  • Christianity is the strong and vital for the life of Guatemalan society, this is introduced by the Spanish during their colonial era, remains the dominant church

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
13 AprThuHoly Thursday - Commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels
14 AprFriGood Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
15 AprSatEaster Saturday - Commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible
1 MayMonGuatemalan Labor Day - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
30 JunFriArmy Day (Día del Ejército) - Remembrance Liberal Revolution in 1871, led by Miguel García Granados and Justo Rufino Barrios, and composed of personnel of the Guatemalan Army, marched on the streets of Guatemala City and captured the Presidential palace, putting an end to the Conservadora administration formerly headed by Rafael Carrera, marking the start of a new era in Guatemalan history
15 SeptFriIndependence Day - Independence from the Spanish Empire on 15 September 1821
20 OctFriRevolution Day - It was the period in Guatemalan history between the popular uprising that overthrew dictator Jorge Ubico in 1944 and the United States-orchestrated coup d'état in 1954 that unseated President Jacobo Árbenz
1 NovWedAll Saints Day - Celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Celebrate the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
29 MarThuHoly Thursday
30 MarFriGood Friday
31 MarSatEaster Saturday
1 MayTueGuatemalan Labor Day
30 JunSatArmy Day
15 SeptSatIndependence Day
20 OctSatRevolution Day
1 NovThuAll Saints Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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