Public Holidays

The Embassy will be closed on the following dates in 2017.

*Paraguayan public holiday

January 1 New Year’s Day
January 2 New Year’s Day observed
January 3 New Year’s Day observed
January 9 Coming of Age Day / Seijin no Hi
March 20 Vernal Equinox Day / Shunbun no Hi
April 14 Good Friday*
May 3 Constitution Memorial Day / Kenpo Kinenbi
May 4 Greenery Day / Midori no Hi
May 5 Children’s Day / Kodomo no Hi
May 15 Independence Day*
July 17 Marine Day / Umi no Hi
August 11 Mountain Day / Yama no Hi
August 15 Founding of Asunción Day*
September 18 Respect for the Aged Day / Keiro no Hi
October 9 Health and Sports Day / Taiiku no Hi
November 3 Culture Day / Bunka no Hi
November 23 Labor Thanksgiving Day / Kinro Kansha no Hi
December 25 Christmas*
December 29 New Year’s Eve


Public Holidays in Paraguay

Public holidays can be changed by presidential decree, except New Year’s Day, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Paraguayan Independence Day (only May 15), Virgin of Caacupé Day, and Christmas Day.

January 1 New Year’s Day
March 1 Heroes’ Day / Día de los Héroes de la Patria
April 13 Holy Thursday / Jueves Santo (Semana Santa)
April 14 Good Friday / Viernes Santo (Semana Santa)
May 1 Labor Day / Día de los Trabajadores
May 14 Paraguayan Independence Day / Día de la Independencia Nacional
May 15 Paraguayan Independence Day / Día de la Independencia Nacional
June 12 Chaco Armistice Day / Día de la Paz del Chaco
August 15 Founding of Asunción Day / Día de la Fundación de Asunción
September 29 Boqueron Battle Victory Day / Batalla de Boquerón
December 8 Virgin of Caacupé Day / Día de la Virgen de Caacupé
December 25 Christmas Day / Navidad