Carnival in Ecuador

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.
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
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

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.

Carnival 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Carnival 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Other holidays in February 2016 in Ecuador

Fun Holidays on February 9, 2016

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