Public holidays in Paraguay

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The following are national holidays in Paraguay[1]

Date English Name Local Name Remarks
January 1 New Year
March/ April Maundy/Holy Thursday Jueves Santo Movable, Lunar Calendar
March/ April Good Friday Viernes Santo Movable, Lunar Calendar
May 1 Labor Day Día de los Trabajadores
May 14 and 15 Paraguayan Independence Independencia
June 12+ Chaco Armistice Dia de la Paz del Chaco End of the Chaco War. Movable holiday: June 16 on 2014.
August 15 Founding of Asunción Fundación de Asunción Arrival of the Spaniards
September 29 Boqueron Battle Victory Day Victoria de Boquerón Chaco War version of D-day
December 8 Virgin of Caacupe Virgen de Caacupé Immaculate Conception
December 25 Christmas Day Día de Navidad

+ Movable holidays: they are observed on the Monday following the actual date (if the holiday does not fall on a Monday itself).

Although not necessarily national holidays, the following are also holidays affecting important institutions:

Date English Name Local Name Institutions Affected
April 30 Teacher's Day Día del Maestro Affects educational institutions
December 31 New Year's Eve Último día del año Bank holiday per Paraguayan Central Bank regulations


  1. ^ "Calendario Escolar Año Lectivo 2012". Asuncion: Ministerio de Educación y Culto, Paraguay. 2011.