Argentina Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Argentina or officially the Argentine Republic is a federal republic in the southern half of South America
  • As more than 70% of population are Catholicism, public holiday in Argentina are mostly on Catholic base
  • Historic holidays are May Revolution, Independence Day, National Flag Day and death of José de San Martín.
  • If holiday falls on a Wednesday, preceding Monday is holiday. If falls on Thursday, then the following Monday is a holiday
  • For holiday falls on Tuesday, Monday is designated as a bridge holiday. If holiday is on Thursday, then Friday is granted as bridge holiday.
  • Even though above rule can lead to additional public holidays, but most Argentinians only get around 10 vacation days a year, holidays might increase to 15 days if they worked for more than 5 years in a same company.
  • Standard holiday – Which is defined as one that remains on its actual date regardless of what day of the week it occurs
  • Revolving holiday – Which is celebrated on the day it occurs unless it is a weekend, then it is moved to the following Monday

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Año Nuevo) - National Holiday. First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
27 FebMonCarnival Monday (Carnaval) - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The main events typically occur during February or early March, during the period historically known as Shrovetide
28 FebTueCarnival Tuesday - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
24 MarFriDay of Remembrance for Truth and Justice (Día Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia) - Commemorating the victims of the Dirty War. It is anniversary of the coup d'état of 1976 that brought the National Reorganization Process to power
2 AprSunMalvinas Day (Día de Malvinas) - Officially Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas War. Is a tribute to Argentina's soldiers killed in the Falklands War
13 AprThursMaundy Thursday (Jueves Santo) - Commemorates Jesus Christ’s institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper. International Catholic holiday (optional). The Thursday before Easter Sunday)
14 AprFriGood Friday (Viernes Santo) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
1 MayMonLabour Day (Día del Trabajador) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. National Holiday
25 MayThursMay Day Revolution (Día de la Revolución de Mayo) - Commemorating the May Revolution and the creation on May 25, 1810 of the Primera Junta, which is considered the first patriotic government of Argentina
17 JunSatGeneral Martin Miguel de Guemes Day (Paso a la Inmortalidad del General Martín Miguel de Güemes) - Anniversary of the death of Martín Miguel de Güemes, general of the Argentine War of Independence. Celebrated since 2016
18 JunSunFather's Day (Día del Padre) - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday
20 JunTueNational Flag Day - Commemorates the death of Manuel Belgrano, who created the current flag.
9 JulSunIndependence Day (Día de la Independencia) - Independence from Spain in 1816, declared by the Congress of Tucumán
10 JulMonPublic Holiday - As Independence Day is on a Sunday)
21 AugMonGeneral José de San Martín Pass to Immortality (Paso a la Inmortalidad del General José de San Martín) - Anniversary of the death of José de San Martín, liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru. Third Monday in August
9 OctMonDay of Respect for Cultural Diversity (Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural) - Nnniversary of the arrival of Columbus to the Americas. Columbus Day. 2nd Monday in October
15 OctSunMother's Day (Día de la Madre) - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 3rd Sunday in October. Not a Public Holiday
27 NovMonNational Sovereignty Day (Día de la Soberanía Nacional) - Anniversary of the 1845 Battle of Vuelta de Obligado against the Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata. 4th Monday in November
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception Day (Día de la Inmaculada Concepción de María) - Christian holiday, conception of the Virgin Mary free from original sin. Also known as Virgins Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Navidad) - Christians celebrate the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
2 JanThursNew Year's Holiday - Public Sector only
3 MarMonLunes de Carnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
4 MarTueLunes de Carnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
24 MarMonTruth and Justice Memorial Day - Dia de la Memoria
2 AprWedMalvinas Day - Veteran' s Day
17 AprThursMaundy Thursday - International Catholic holiday (optional).The Thursday before Easter Sunday
18 AprFriGood Friday - International Catholic holiday
1 MayThursLabor Day - International Workers Day
25 MaySunMay Day Revolution - Anniversary of the First Independent Government in Buenos Aires
20 JunFriNational Flag Day - Commemorates the death of Manuel Belgrano
9 JulWedIndependence Day - On May 25 1810 the citizens of Buenos Aires created their First Government Junta
18 AugMonSan Martins Day
13 OctMonDay of respect for cultural diversity - Columbus Day
24 NovMonDay of National Sovereignty - Fourth Monday in November
8 DecMonImmaculate Conception Day - Also known as Virgins Day
25 DecThursChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
16 FebMonCarnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
17 FebTueCarnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
23 MarMonBridge Public Holiday
24 MarTueTruth and Justice Memorial Day - Dia de la Memoria
2 AprThursMalvinas Day - Veteran' s Day
2 AprThursMaundy Thursday - International Catholic holiday (optional).The Thursday before Easter Sunday
3 AprFriGood Friday - International Catholic holiday
1 MayFriLabor Day - International Workers Day
25 MayMonMay Day Revolution - Anniversary of the First Independent Government in Buenos Aires
20 JunSatNational Flag Day - Commemorates the death of Manuel Belgrano
9 JulThursIndependence Day - On May 25 1810 the citizens of Buenos Aires created their First Government Junta
17 AugMonSan Martins Day
12 OctMonDay of respect for cultural diversity - Columbus Day
23 NovMonDay of National Sovereignty - Fourth Monday in November
7 DecMonBridge Public Holiday - Monday before Immaculate Conception Day
8 DecTueImmaculate Conception Day - Also known as Virgins Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
8 FebMonCarnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
9 FebTueCarnival - Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
24 MarThursTruth and Justice Memorial Day - Dia de la Memoria
24 MarThursMaundy Thursday - International Catholic holiday (optional).The Thursday before Easter Sunday
25 MarFriGood Friday - International Catholic holiday
2 AprSatMalvinas Day - Veteran' s Day
1 MaySunLabor Day - International Workers Day
25 MayWedMay Day Revolution - Anniversary of the First Independent Government in Buenos Aires
20 JunMonNational Flag Day - Commemorates the death of Manuel Belgrano
8 JulFriPublic Holiday - Public holiday as Independence Day is on a Saturday
9 JulSatIndependence Day - On May 25 1810 the citizens of Buenos Aires created their First Government Junta
15 AugMonSan Martins Day
10 OctMonDay of respect for cultural diversity - Columbus Day
28 NovMonDay of National Sovereignty - Fourth Monday in November
8 DecThursImmaculate Conception Day - Also known as Virgins Day
9 DecFriPublic Holiday - Bridge holiday for Immaculate Conception Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
12 FebMonCarnival Monday (Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday)
13 FebTueCarnival Tuesday (Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday)
24 MarSatTruth and Justice Memorial Day (Dia de la Memoria)
29 MarThursMaundy Thursday (International Catholic holiday (optional). The Thursday before Easter Sunday)
30 MarFriGood Friday (International Catholic holiday)
2 AprMonMalvinas Day (Veteran' s Day)
1 MayTueLabor Day (International Workers Day)
25 MayFriMay Day Revolution (Anniversary of the First Independent Government in Buenos Aires)
17 JunSunMartin Miguel de Guemes Day (Celebrated since 2016)
17 JunSunFather's Day (3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday)
20 JunWedNational Flag Day (Commemorates the death of Manuel Belgrano)
9 JulMonIndependence Day (Independence from Spain in 1816)
20 AugMonSan Martins Day (Third Monday in August)
12 OctFriDay of respect for cultural diversity (Columbus Day. 2nd Monday in October)
21 OctSunMother's Day (3rd Sunday in October. Not a Public Holiday)
19 NovMonDay of National Sovereignty (Fourth Monday in November)
8 DecSatImmaculate Conception Day (Also known as Virgins Day)
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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