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National public holidays of Argentina.

Date English name Local name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day Año Nuevo International holiday
floating Holy Thursday Jueves Santo International Catholic holiday
floating Good Friday Viernes Santo International Catholic holiday
March 24 Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice Día de la Memoria Anniversary of the coup d'état that started the dictatorial rule of the Proceso in 1976.
April 2 Malvinas Day Día de los caídos en Malvinas Tribute to the fallen in the Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas/Guerra del Atlántico Sur)
May 1 Labor Day Día del Trabajador International holiday
May 25 Anniversary of the First Independent Government in Buenos Aires Revolución de Mayo Revolution in Buenos Aires in 1810, first step towards independence.
(June 20)² National Flag Day Día de la Bandera Anniversary of the death of Manuel Belgrano, who created the current flag.
July 9 National Independence Day Día de la Independencia Argentine Declaration of Independence from Spain in 1816.
(August 17)² Anniversary of the death of General José de San Martín Día del Libertador José de San Martín Anniversary of the death of José de San Martín, who liberated part of Argentina and helped liberate Chile and Peru.
(October 12)¹ Columbus Day Día de la Raza Literally "Race Day", which suggests a celebration of diversity among native Americans and Europeans. Some indigenous communities and activists for their rights consider the arrival of Columbus the prelude of destruction for native civilizations in the Americas, and occasionally stage a protest/mourning holiday on October 11, the "last day of freedom".
December 8 Immaculate Conception Day Día de la Inmaculada Concepción Also known as Día de la Virgen ("Virgin Mary's Day")
December 24 Christmas Eve Nochebuena Begins at midday.
December 25 Christmas Day Día de Navidad International Christian holiday
December 31 New Year's Eve Fin de Año Final day of the Gregorian Calendar. Begins at midday.
Moveable holidays:
¹ If the date falls on a Tuesday or Wednesday, the holiday is the preceding Monday. If it falls on a Thursday, a Friday, a Saturday, or a Sunday, then the holiday is the following Monday.
² Always the third Monday of the month.

Other Observances

  • Teacher's Day (Día del Maestro) on September 11, commemorating the death of D. F. Sarmiento; only observed by primary school students.
  • Student's Day/Spring Day (Día del Estudiante/Día de la Primavera) on September 21; only observed by high-school and university students.
  • Friend's day (Día del Amigo) on July 20; unofficial.
  • Mother's Day (Third Sunday of October)
  • Animal's Day (Second Sunday of June)
  • Father's Day (Third Sunday of June)
  • Children's Day (Second Sunday of August)

The following are federal non-working religious holidays (people of the relevant faiths are excused from work): Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement (Judaism), End of Ramadan and Muslim New Year (Islam), Eastern Orthodox Christmas Day (January 7th), New Year's Day for indigenous

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