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Carnival in Ecuador

Quick Facts

Shrove Tuesday is a religious holiday that is on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as the Tuesday of Carnival, which is a festive occasion among many cultures.

Local names

Martes de CarnavalSpanish

Carnival 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Carnival 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
List of dates for other years

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the long fast for the Lent period in many Christian churches. The day is the day before Ash Wednesday and usually falls between February 3 and March 9. It has many names, including Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Tuesday of Carnival, and Pancake Day.

Colorful masks, elaborate costumes, parades and large crowds are all part of the Carnival festivities, also known as Mardi Gras, on Shrove Tuesday.

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About Carnival

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Carnival Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
TueMar 72000CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 272001CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 122002CarnivalNational holiday
TueMar 42003CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 242004CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 82005CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 282006CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 202007CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 52008CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 242009CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 162010CarnivalNational holiday
TueMar 82011CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 212012CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 122013CarnivalNational holiday
TueMar 42014CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 172015CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 92016CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 282017CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 132018CarnivalNational holiday
TueMar 52019CarnivalNational holiday
TueFeb 252020CarnivalNational holiday

Other holidays in March 2014 in Ecuador


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