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Easter 2020 and 2021

Easter time is a major holiday season in Paraguay with many religious, community and family activities to take part in. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are typically observed as public holidays.

20209 AprThuMaundy Thursday
10 AprFriGood Friday
20211 AprThuMaundy Thursday
2 AprFriGood Friday

In Paraguay, Holy Week is celebrated in full swing beginning on Holy Wednesday. On this day, large quantities of bagel-like bread pieces called “chipas” are cooked in traditional brick ovens and eaten while hot and fresh.

Throughout Holy Week, chipas will be consumed, getting a bit harder each day. By Good Friday, dipping your chipa in a cup of coffee or tea is a good idea since they are too hard to chew otherwise by that time.

Good Friday is a quiet, relaxing day on which many will fast, at least from red meat. Easter Sunday itself is a day to spend with family at home, enjoying a festive meal with “asado” beef ribs or pork as the centerpiece. Many also attend soccer or volleyball matches.