Argentina National Day

We have listed the national day of Argentina below. The Argentine Republic lies east of the Andes in South America. The following are the public holidays and also the national day of Argentina. Note the contact addresses for the Thai Embassy in Argentina and also the British Embassy in Argentina. Also note that certain holidays are movable such as the carnival dates and do not occur on the same day each year and some such as the bicentennial holiday is for 2013 only.


Date English name Local name Remarks
January 1 New Year’s Day Año Nuevo International holiday 
January 31 bicentennial (Thursday) Día del Bicentenario de la Asamblea del año XIII (Only For 2013) 200th anniversary of the initial meeting of the Argentine Constituting Assembly of the year XIII.
February 11 Carnival (Monday) Lunes de Carnaval (For 2013 /Floating day )
February 12 Carnival (Tuesday) Martes de Carnaval (For 2013 /Floating day )
February 27 bicentennial (Monday) Día del Bicentenario de la Creación y Primera Jura de la Bandera Argentina (Only For 2012) Honors the creation of the Flag of Argentina and the first pledge to it on this day in 1812.
March 24 Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice Día de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia Anniversary of the coup d’état that started the 1976-1983 National Reorganization Process dictatorships.
April 2 Day of the veterans and the fallen in Malvinas War Día del Veterano y de los Caídos en la Guerra de Malvinas Tribute to the fallen in, and the veterans of, the 1982 Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas/Guerra del Atlántico Sur)
April 5 Holy Thursday Jueves Santo (For 2012 /Floating day) International Catholic holiday
April 6 Good Friday Viernes Santo (For 2012 /Floating day) International Catholic holiday
May 1 Labour Day Día del Trabajador International holiday
May 25 Day of the First National Government Primer Gobierno Patrio Anniversary of the 1810 May Revolution.
June 20 National Flag Day Día de la Bandera Anniversary of the death of Manuel Belgrano, who created the Flag of Argentina. (Not movable from 2011 on)
July 9 Independence Day Día de la Independencia Anniversary of the 1816 Argentine Declaration of Independence.
(August 17) 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, liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru.
(October 8) Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural Celebrated on the second Monday of October. Former “Día de la raza” (English: Race day), anniversary of the arrival of Columbus to the Americas. 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”.
(November 20) Day of National Sovereignty Día de la Soberanía nacional Celebrated on the fourth Monday of November. Anniversary of the 1845 Battle of Vuelta de Obligado against the Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata (from year 2010 on)
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 Navidad International Christian holiday
December 31 New Year’s Eve Fin de Año Final day of the Gregorian Calendar. Begins at midday.

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