Paraguay Public Holidays

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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.
  • Paraguay or officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a landlocked country in central South America, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest
  • Christianity, particularly Roman Catholicism, is the dominant religion in Paraguay
  • Paraguay is a bilingual nation. Both Spanish and Guaraní are official languages

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
1 MarWedDay of Heroes (Dia de los héroes) - Commemorates the end of the Paraguay War against the Triple Alliance of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil
13 AprThursHoly Thursday (Jueves Santo) - Commemorates Jesus Christ’s institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper. The Thursday before Easter Sunday
14 AprFriGood Friday (Viernes Santo) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
16 AprSunEaster Day - Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ
1 MayMonLabour Day (Día de los Trabajadores) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
14 MaySunIndependence Day Holiday
15 MayMonIndependence Day (Independencia) - Celebrate independence from Spain, which they won on May 14, 1811, after a bloodless revolution led by Dr. JosÉ Gaspar Rodríguez Francia
12 JunMonChaco Armistice Day (Dia de la Paz del Chaco) - End of the Chaco War. Chaco War was fought between Bolivia and Paraguay over control of the northern part of the Gran Chaco region (known in Spanish as Chaco Boreal) of South America, which was thought to be rich in oil
15 AugTueFounding of Asunción (Fundación de Asunción) - Commemorates the founding of the capital, which is Nuestra Senora Santa Maria de la Asuncion back in 1537. Arrival of the Spaniards
29 SeptFriBoqueron Battle Victory Day (Victoria de Boquerón) - Chaco War decisive Paraguayan victory. Moved to October 2 for 2017. Key battle in the war with Bolivia
12 OctThursColumbus Day (Day of the Races) - Celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492
8 DecFriVirgin of Caacupe (Virgen de Caacupé) - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Día de Navidad) - Christian celebrate the birth of Christ
31 DecSunYear End Bank Holiday - Banks are closed

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
1 MarSunDay of Heroes
2 AprThursHoly Thursday
3 AprFriGood Friday
5 AprSunEaster Day
1 MayFriLabour Day - International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago
14 MayThursIndependence Day Holiday
15 MayFriIndependence Day
12 JunFriChaco Armistice Day - End of the Chaco War
10 JulFriPublic Holiday - Due to papal visit
11 JulSatPublic Holiday - Due to papal visit
15 AugSatFounding of Asunción
29 SeptTueBoqueron Battle Victory Day - Key battle in the war with Bolivia
12 OctMonColumbus Day - Day of the Races
8 DecTueVirgin of Caacupe - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
25 DecFriChristmas Day
31 DecThursYear End Bank Holiday - Banks are closed

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
1 MarTueDay of Heroes
24 MarThursHoly Thursday
25 MarFriGood Friday
27 MarSunEaster Day
1 MaySunLabour Day - International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago
14 MaySatIndependence Day Holiday
15 MaySunIndependence Day
12 JunSunChaco Armistice Day - End of the Chaco War
15 AugMonFounding of Asunción
29 SeptThursBoqueron Battle Victory Day - Key battle in the war with Bolivia
12 OctWedColumbus Day - Day of the Races
8 DecThursVirgin of Caacupe - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
25 DecSunChristmas Day
31 DecSatYear End Bank Holiday - Banks are closed

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
1 MarThursDay of Heroes
29 MarThursHoly Thursday (The Thursday before Easter Sunday)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
1 AprSunEaster Day
1 MayTueLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago )
15 MayTueIndependence Day
12 JunTueChaco Armistice Day (End of the Chaco War)
15 AugWedFounding of Asunción
29 SeptSatBoqueron Battle Victory Day (Key battle in the war with Bolivia)
12 OctFriColumbus Day (Day of the Races)
8 DecSatVirgin of Caacupe (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
31 DecMonYear End Bank Holiday (Banks are closed)

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