Public Holidays in Argentina
Argentina, a land of diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage, observes a range of public holidays that reflect its historical milestones, cultural diversity, and national identity. Here are some of Argentina's most significant and cherished public holidays.
May Revolution (Revolución de Mayo)
On May 25th, Argentina commemorates the May Revolution of 1810, a pivotal moment in its struggle for independence from Spanish colonial rule. Parades, music, and patriotic displays fill the streets of Buenos Aires.
Independence Day (Día de la Independencia)
Independence Day on July 9th marks Argentina's declaration of independence from Spain in 1816. It's celebrated with grand festivities, flag-raising ceremonies, and fireworks.
National Flag Day (Día de la Bandera)
National Flag Day on June 20th honors General Manuel Belgrano, the creator of Argentina's flag. It includes parades, flag-raising ceremonies, and educational activities.
Carnival season, celebrated in February or March, features lively parades, vibrant costumes, and music in cities like Gualeguaychú and Corrientes.
Christmas in Argentina is celebrated with family gatherings, traditional foods like asado (barbecue), and the midnight Mass known as "Misa de Gallo."
New Year's Eve (Nochevieja)
New Year's Eve is welcomed with fireworks, parties, and the tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight, each grape symbolizing a wish for the new year.
Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity (Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural)
Formerly known as Columbus Day, this holiday on October 12th celebrates Argentina's diverse cultural heritage and indigenous roots.
Labour Day (Día del Trabajador)
Labour Day on May 1st acknowledges the contributions of workers with parades and rallies organized by labor unions.
National Sovereignty Day (Día de la Soberanía Nacional)
National Sovereignty Day on November 20th commemorates the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado in 1845, asserting Argentina's sovereignty.
Malvinas Day (Día de las Malvinas)
Malvinas Day on April 2nd remembers the fallen soldiers of the Falklands War and renews Argentina's claim to the islands.
These public holidays in Argentina offer a glimpse into the nation's historical significance, cultural richness, and festive spirit. Whether joining the patriotic fervor of Independence Day, dancing to the rhythms of Carnival, or savoring the traditional flavors of Christmas, Argentina's holidays showcase its multifaceted identity and the warmth of its people. Visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Argentina's rich heritage, witness its enduring traditions, and celebrate its unique blend of history, culture, and festivity.
Upcoming Holidays (next six months)
|Immaculate Conception Day||December 08||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||December 25||Monday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day||January 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Carnival Monday||February 12||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Carnival Tuesday||February 13||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice||March 24||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Maundy Thursday||March 28||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||March 29||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas War||April 02||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|May Revolution||May 25||Saturday||Public Holiday|