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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.

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.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016TueFeb 9CarnivalNational holiday
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

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