Celebration in Paraguay

Paraguay’s celebration of Carnival (February) is liveliest in Asuncion, Encaracion, Cuidad del Este and Villarrica. Government offices and businesses are closed for all official holidays. In addition to Christmas, New Year and Easter, prominent celebratory days off include Paz del Chaco (End of Chaco War) in June and the Fundacion de Asunción (Founding of Asunción) in August. Caacupe is the most important site for the Roman Catholic Dia de la Virgen (Immaculate Conception Day) in December.