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Business Practices in Guatemala

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
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Opening Hours and Days
Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM and sometimes until 7 PM.  They are open Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM.
Administrative offices are open Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 12 PM and from 1 PM to 4.30 PM however, Friday afternoon is considered by many as a "pre-weekend", it is therefore advisable not to wait till Friday afternoon to get in touch with them.
Businesses work Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM and from 3 PM to 7 PM.  Saturdays they are open until 1 PM or 7 PM.
Supermarkets and hypermarkets are open every day from 9 AM to 8 PM.

Public Holidays

New Year January 1st
Holy (Maundy) Thursday 3rd Thursday in March
Labor Day May 1st
Army Day June 30th
Bank Holiday July 1st
Our Lady of the Ascension (for the capital city only) August 15th
Independence Day September 15th
Race Day October 12th
Revolution Day (of 1944) October 20th
All Saints' Day November 1st
Christmas December 24th and 25th
New Year December 31st

Periods When Companies Usually Close

End of March, the date varies every year Holy week

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