National Day of Uruguay

national dayThe National Day of Uruguay is on the 25 August (Día de la Independencia, declaration of independence from Portugal 1825). Note the public holidays listed below for Uruguay. The days will change but the dates tend to remain constant. See also the history of the national day of Uruguay.

National Day of Uruguay

The Declaration of Independance or National Day of Uruguay is celebrated each year on the 25th august. On the 25th August 1825 the congress declared the county independent form Brazil. As you will know that Uruguay used to be a province of Brazil until their Declaration of Independence. This was when Uruguay became a sovereign nation. Business usually still operate on this day.

Uruguay used to be part of what was called the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata. In 1816, Brazil declared its own independence from Portugal. Then after this Uruguay declared independence from Brazil. When they broke away the newly-formed country was recognized by Argentina (National Day of Argentina). Strangely enough Brazil (National Day of Brazil) did not officially recognize the independence of Uruguay until 1828. This only occured after the Cisplatine War which was a short war.

Today the 25th August is celebrated as the National Day of Uruguay. See also the National Day of Panama as well as the National Day of Nicaragua.

Uruguay Public Holidays

Uruguay has several public holidays throughout the year. The following is a list of the main public holidays in Uruguay:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Epiphany Day – January 6th
  • Carnival Monday and Tuesday – movable dates in February or March
    Holy Week – movable dates in March or April, including Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
  • Landing of the 33 Patriots Day – April 19th
  • Labor Day – May 1st
  • Battle of Las Piedras Day – May 18th
  • National Flag Day – June 19th
  • Independence Day – August 25th
  • Day of the Americas – October 12th
  • All Saints’ Day – November 2nd
  • Christmas Day – December 25th
See also  National Day of Zambia

Please note that some of these holidays, such as Carnival Monday and Tuesday and Holy Week, are movable dates based on the lunar calendar. Additionally, some businesses and institutions may have additional holidays or days off not recognized as public holidays by the government. See the South America National Days on here.



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