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2021 PARAGUAY HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Paraguay is

15th August, SundayFounding of Asuncion

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Paraguay in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonMar 01, 2021Mar 01National Heroes Day
ThursdayThuApr 01, 2021Apr 01Maundy Thursday
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Labour Day
SaturdaySatMay 15, 2021May 15Independence Day
SaturdaySatJun 12, 2021Jun 12Chaco Armistice
SundaySunAug 15, 2021Aug 15Founding of Asuncion
WednesdayWedSep 29, 2021Sep 29Boqueron Battle Victory Day Holiday
WednesdayWedDec 08, 2021Dec 08Virgin of Caacupe Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in Paraguay

Founding of Asuncion

Founding of Asuncion

Sunday Aug 15, 2021

The upcoming Paraguay holiday Founding of Asuncion is in 20 days from today.

Boqueron Battle Victory Day Holiday

Boqueron Battle Victory Day Holiday

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021

The upcoming Paraguay holiday Boqueron Battle Victory Day Holiday is in 65 days from today.

Virgin of Caacupe Day

Virgin of Caacupe Day

Wednesday Dec 08, 2021

The upcoming Paraguay holiday Virgin of Caacupe Day is in 135 days from today.

2021 Public Holidays Paraguay Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Paraguay which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Paraguay holiday calendar for 2021 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

Paraguay has 14 public holidays in a year. The government has the power to move or extend public holidays. When need be, the government may decide to create one special holiday every year. The government offices and businesses close down as they celebrate public holidays.

The public holidays are motivated by religion, culture, the democracy of the nation, and social affairs such as women’s rights. The public sector offers its employees off days on public holidays. The off days are paid on stipulated holidays by the employment contract or work agreement. Public holidays are celebrated on the days that they occur. Workers who have to appear at their jobs due to their employment's unique nature are compensated by getting an extra workday off or extra pay.

Businesses close down during these public holidays. The shops and supermarkets close early to join in the celebration. Despite the holidays in Paraguay being moveable by a presidential decree, there has not been such a decree in a long time. The nation boasts of vibrant culture and heritage that inspires the events and public holidays. The public holidays are celebrated differently. Families take to the streets for celebrations or spend time at home.

When holidays occur on either Saturday or Sunday, they are not pushed to Monday or any other day. Families are forced to enjoy and celebrate on that particular day.

Due to the rich culture of the Paraguay people, many tourists visit the country during public holidays.