Public & National Holidays in Argentina

Every country has its own particular festivals and prestigious occasions where they disconnect their business dealings from the rest of the world and take out time to enjoy or pay tribute to esteemed personalities. Public holidays are observed in Argentina as well. However, there are some reservations as to the day at which the particular holiday comes. For example if a particular holidays falls on Wednesday, the holiday is observed on the preceding Monday. Similarly, if the holiday falls on Thursday, the holiday is observed on the following Monday. The day is changed to make sure that people enjoy a long weekend instead of a mid-week one day off which can yield fewer returns to those who prefer to travel around during weekends. Moreover, another interesting thing about Argentina’s public holidays is that if a particular holiday comes on Tuesday, the Monday of that week is also a holiday as well so people get to enjoy four continuous holidays. Similarly, if Thursday is a holiday then Friday is a holiday as well so that makes four days off in a row as well. The data is based on 2012.


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    Holidays in January

    1st - New Year’s Day

    It is observed on the first day of the new calendar year and if 1st January falls on Saturday or Sunday, Monday is given as the New Year’s Day off.

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    Holidays in March

    24th - Truth and Justice Memorial Day

    It is a national holiday being observed throughout Argentina every year.

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    Holidays in April

    2nd - Malvinas Day

    These are Veteran’s Day celebrations being held on 2nd of April.

    5th - Maundy Thursday

    Every Thursday before Easter is given off in Argentina. It is an International Catholic holiday.

    6th - Good Friday

    It is another International Catholic holiday being observed in Argentina.

    30th - Labour Day

    30th of April is a holiday in honour of the labour force of Argentina.

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    Holidays in May

    1st - Labour Day

    Like many countries of the world, 1st May is also celebrated as the labour day.

    25th - May Day Revolution

    25th May recognises the anniversary of the First Independent Government in Buenos Aires.

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    Holidays in June

    18th - National Flag Day

    Third Monday of June is a National Flag Day holiday and it falls on 18th of June this year.

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    Holidays in July

    9th - Independence Day

    It is the Independence Day of Argentina.

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    Holidays in August

    20th - St. Martin’s Day

    Every year, the third Monday of August is celebrated as St. Martin’s Day and it is a public holiday in Argentina.

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    Holidays in October

    12th - Columbus Day

    This holiday is also known as the Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity and is celebrated on 12th of October.

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    Holidays in November

    26th - Day of National Sovereignty

    Fourth Monday of November denotes the Day of Sovereignty in Argentina and it is public holiday.

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    Holidays in December

    8th - Immaculate Conception Day

    This public holiday is also known as the Virgins Day in Argentina.

    25th - Christmas Day

    Christmas celebrations are made on 25th of December every year.

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