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Holidays & Observances in Paraguay

Paraguay is a landlocked Spanish-speaking country in South America. It has maintained its indigenous identity more than any other country in the Americas. Its culture is a true mixture of indigenous and European influences. For example, most people in Paraguay are bilingual, speaking both Spanish and the native language, Guarani. Religiously, though, most people now practice Christianity instead of any indigenous religions. Christian holidays are very important in Paraguay and are celebrated across the country.


Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
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
Independence Day Public