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Carnival in Ecuador

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the fasting period of Lent (for Western Christians), 47 days before Easter Sunday. Shrove Tuesday is also called Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or Pancake Day.

Is Carnival a Public Holiday?

Carnival is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Carnival or Mardi Gras parades are mainly celebrated on Shrove Monday and Shrove Tuesday.

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About Carnival

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Carnival Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017TueFeb 28CarnivalNational holiday
2018TueFeb 13CarnivalNational holiday
2019TueMar 5CarnivalNational holiday
2020TueFeb 25CarnivalNational holiday
2021TueFeb 16CarnivalNational holiday
2022TueMar 1CarnivalNational holiday
2023TueFeb 21CarnivalNational holiday
2024TueFeb 13CarnivalNational holiday
2025TueMar 4CarnivalNational holiday
2026TueFeb 17CarnivalNational holiday
2027TueFeb 9CarnivalNational holiday

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