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French Guiana

Holidays & Observances in French Guiana

French Guiana is an overseas territory of France in South America. It is autonomous, but it still has very close ties with France since its economy is dependent on French assistance. It speaks the French language, flies the French flag, and practices Roman Catholicism almost exclusively. The official holidays of French Guiana are mostly the same as the official holidays of France. The main difference in their holidays is probably Carnival, which is celebrated enthusiastically in French Guiana. This celebration stems from the Caribbean culture, which has also influenced French Guiana greatly.

 

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Epiphany Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Assumption of Mary Religious/Beliefs Christianity
All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic