The National Day of Argentina is 25 May (First Patriotic Government, the Spanish viceroy is removed and replaced by the Primera Junta during the May Revolution) and 9 July (Declaration of Independence, from Spain in 1816). See more on the history of Brazil and how they became an independent country.
National Day of Argentina
The movement for independence of Argentina was led by a group of revolutionary leaders. These leaders include José de San Martín as well as Manuel Belgrano. The most interesting person was José de San Martín was was born on 25th February 1778, in Yapeyú. This was part of the Spanish Empire. He returned to South America in 1812 from Spain to end colonisation on the continent. So he played key roles in the liberation of Argentina, Chile (National Day of Chile), and Peru (National Day of Peru). He lived out his last days in France. José de San Martín died on the 17th August 1850, at the age of 72.
Manuel Belgrano was born on the 2rd June 1770 in Buenos Aires. He also started the first newspaper in Argentina, the Correo de Comercio. He is also credited with creating the Argentine flag in 1812. Belgrano died on the 20th June 1820, at the age of 50.
On the 9th July 1816 a congress of Argentine declared the country independent from Spain. This started the process of moving Argentina to becoming a sovereign country. Today the country is one of the most vibrate countries in South America. The National Day of Argentina is a public holiday much like it is in other countries. Most business are closed on this day.
Argentina Public Holidays
Argentina has several public holidays throughout the year. The following is a list of the main public holidays in Argentina:
- New Year’s Day – January 1st
- Carnival Monday and Tuesday – movable dates in February or March
- Ash Wednesday – movable date in February or March
- National Memorial Day for Truth and Justice – March 24th
- Maundy Thursday – movable date in March or April
- Good Friday – movable date in March or April
- Veterans’ Day – April 2nd
- Labor Day – May 1st
- May Revolution Day – May 25th
- Flag Day – June 20th
- Independence Day – July 9th
- San Martin Day – August 17th
- Columbus Day – October 12th
- Day of National Sovereignty – November 20th
- Immaculate Conception Day – December 8th
- Christmas Day – December 25th
Kindly also note that some of the holidays, such as Carnival Monday and Tuesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday, are movable dates based on the lunar calendar. See the South America National Days on here.