Uruguay 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.
  • Uruguay or officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America.
  • Even though the same dates for several Christian holidays are observed, Uruguay has observed a secular holiday calendar since 1919
  • Uruguay has no official religion; church and state are officially separated, and religious freedom is guaranteed
  • Besides religious traditions celebration, there are several Portuguese and Brazilian cultural influences holiday

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Año Nuevo) -First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
6 JanFriEpiphany (Día de los Niños) - Celebrates the Three Wise Men's visit to see the newborn Christ by exchanging gifts.Banks and Government only
27 FebMonCarnival Monday (Lunes de Carnaval) - Main attractions of Uruguayan Carnival include two colorful parades called Desfile de Carnaval (Carnival Parade) and Desfile de Llamadas (Calls Parade, a candombe-summoning parade). Bank Holiday
28 FebTueCarnival Tuesday
10 AprMonTourism Week Day 1 (Semana de Turismo) - In place of Christian Holy week. Banks and Government only. Moveable in late March or early April
11 AprTueTourism Week Day 2 (Semana de Turismo) - In place of Christian Holy week. Banks and Government only. Moveable in late March or early April
12 AprWedTourism Week Day 3 (Semana de Turismo) - In place of Christian Holy week. Banks and Government only. Moveable in late March or early April
13 AprThursMaundy Thursday (Semana de Turismo) - Commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels
14 AprFriGood Friday (Semana de Turismo) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
19 AprWedLanding of the 33 Patriots Day (Desembarco de los 33 Orientales) - Commemorates the return of Juan Lavelleja and his 33 exiled Uruguayan fighters in 1825, who took an oath to free Uruguay from Brazilian control
1 MayMonLabour Day (Día de los Trabajadores) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
18 MayThursBattle of Las Piedras (Batalla de las Piedras) - Uruguay remembers the history of Uruguayan leader Jose Artigas leading patriot forces to victory against Spain. Banks and Government only
19 JunMonBirthday of José Gervasio Artigas and Never Again Day (Natalicio de Artigas y Día del Nunca Más) - He is a national hero of Uruguay, sometimes called "the father of Uruguayan nationhood"
18 JulTueConstitution Day (Jura de la Constitución) - Marks the promulgation of the First Constitution of Uruguay in 1830
25 AugFriIndependence day (Día de la Independencia) - Independence from the Empire of Brazil in 1825
12 OctThursDay of the Races (Día de la Raza) - Columbus Day. Commemorates the discovery of America in 1492, by navigator Christopher Columbus and his crew of 90 men
2 NovThursDeceased ones day (Día de los Muertos) - All Souls Day. This is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead. Banks and Government only
25 DecMonChristmas (Navidad) - Day of the Family in Uruguay. Christian celebrate the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day - Año Nuevo
6 JanMonChildrens Day - Epiphany. Banks and Government only
3 MarMonCarnival - Carnaval
4 MarTueCarnival - Carnaval
14 AprMonBank Holiday - Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only
15 AprTueBank Holiday - Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only
16 AprWedBank Holiday - Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only
17 AprThursMaundy Thursday - Semana de Turismo
18 AprFriGood Friday - Semana de Turismo
19 AprSatLanding of the 33 Patriots Day - Desembarco de los 33 Orientales
1 MayThursLabour Day - Día de los Trabajadores
18 MaySunBattle of Las Piedras - Batalla de las Piedras. Banks and Government only
19 JunThursArtigas' Birthday - Never Again Day
18 JulFriConstitution Day - Marks the promulgation of the First Constitution of Uruguay in 1830
25 AugMonIndependence day - Independence from the Empire of Brazil in 1825
12 OctSunDay of the Races - Battle of Sarandi day
2 NovSunAll Souls Day - Día de los Muertos. Banks and Government only
25 DecThursChristmas - Day of the Family

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day - Año Nuevo
6 JanTueChildrens Day - Epiphany. Banks and Government only
16 FebMonCarnival - Carnaval
17 FebTueCarnival - Carnaval
1 MarSunPresidential Inauguration Day - Every five years
30 MarMonBank Holiday - Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only
31 MarTueBank Holiday - Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only
1 AprWedBank Holiday - Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only
2 AprThursMaundy Thursday - Semana de Turismo
3 AprFriGood Friday - Semana de Turismo
19 AprSunLanding of the 33 Patriots Day - Desembarco de los 33 Orientales
1 MayFriLabour Day - Día de los Trabajadores
18 MayMonBattle of Las Piedras - Batalla de las Piedras. Banks and Government only
19 JunFriArtigas' Birthday - Never Again Day
18 JulSatConstitution Day - Marks the promulgation of the First Constitution of Uruguay in 1830
25 AugTueIndependence day - Independence from the Empire of Brazil in 1825
12 OctMonDay of the Races - Battle of Sarandi day
2 NovMonAll Souls Day - Día de los Muertos. Banks and Government only
25 DecFriChristmas - Day of the Family

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day - Año Nuevo
6 JanWedChildrens Day - Epiphany. Banks and Government only
8 FebMonCarnival - Carnaval
9 FebTueCarnival - Carnaval
21 MarMonBank Holiday - Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only
22 MarTueBank Holiday - Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only
23 AprWedBank Holiday - Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only
24 AprThursMaundy Thursday - Semana de Turismo
25 AprFriGood Friday - Semana de Turismo
19 AprTueLanding of the 33 Patriots Day - Desembarco de los 33 Orientales
1 MaySunLabour Day - Día de los Trabajadores
18 MayWedBattle of Las Piedras - Batalla de las Piedras. Banks and Government only
19 JunSunArtigas' Birthday - Never Again Day
18 JulMonConstitution Day - Marks the promulgation of the First Constitution of Uruguay in 1830
25 AugThursIndependence day - Independence from the Empire of Brazil in 1825
12 OctWedDay of the Races - Battle of Sarandi day
2 NovWedAll Souls Day - Día de los Muertos. Banks and Government only
25 DecSunChristmas - Day of the Family

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
6 JanSatChildrens Day (Epiphany. Banks and Government only)
12 FebMonCarnival (Carnaval)
13 FebTueCarnival (Carnaval)
26 MarMonBank Holiday (Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only)
27 MarTueBank Holiday (Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only)
28 MarWedBank Holiday (Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only)
29 MarThursMaundy Thursday (Semana de Turismo)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Semana de Turismo)
19 AprThursLanding of the 33 Patriots Day (Desembarco de los 33 Orientales)
1 MayTueLabour Day (Día de los Trabajadores)
18 MayFriBattle of Las Piedras (Batalla de las Piedras. Banks and Government only)
19 JunTueArtigas' Birthday (Never Again Day)
18 JulWedConstitution Day (Marks the promulgation of the First Constitution of Uruguay in 1830)
25 AugSatIndependence day (Independence from the Empire of Brazil in 1825)
12 OctFriDay of the Races (Battle of Sarandi day)
2 NovFriAll Souls Day (Día de los Muertos. Banks and Government only)
25 DecTueChristmas (Day of the Family)

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