Public Holidays

The Embassy will be closed on the following dates in 2018.

*Paraguayan public holiday

December 29, 2017 New Year’s Eve
January 1 New Year’s Day
January 2 New Year’s Day observed
January 3 New Year’s Day observed
January 8 Coming of Age Day / Seijin no Hi
February 12 National Foundation Day observed / Kenkoku Kinen no Hi
March 21 Vernal Equinox Day / Shunbun no Hi
March 30 Good Friday*
April 30 Showa Day / Showa no Hi
May 3 Constitution Memorial Day / Kenpo Kinenbi
May 4 Greenery Day / Midori no Hi
May 14 Independence Day*
May 15 Independence Day*
July 16 Marine Day / Umi no Hi
September 17 Respect for the Aged Day / Keiro no Hi
September 24 Autumn Equinox observed / Shubun no Hi
October 8 Health and Sports Day / Taiiku no Hi
November 23 Labor Thanksgiving Day / Kinro Kansha no Hi
December 24 Emperor’s Birthday observed
December 25 Christmas*

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
March 29 Holy Thursday / Jueves Santo (Semana Santa)
March 30 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