Public Holidays

Public holidays in Argentina

As a predominantly Christian country, Argentina aligns its national holidays with Christian events. Remarkably, Whitsun is not a public holiday. Instead, several commemorative days and the famous Carnival can be found on the calendar.

At first glance, Argentine holidays are quite numerous, but often apply only regionally or to specific population groups. Although Jewish and Muslim communities are clearly in the minority, the Jewish and Islamic New Years are considered holidays for them, respectively. Yom Kippur and the breaking of the fast at the end of Ramadan are also non-working days for Jews and Muslims, respectively.

If a public holiday falls on a day that is already a work-free day, the following Monday is often a work-free day instead.

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Non-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

DateHolidayLocal name
Jan. 1stNew Year's DayAño Nuevo
March 24thDictatorship Commemoration Day 1976Día de la Memoria
May 1stLabor DayDía del Trabajador
May 25thMay Revolution of 1810Día de la Revolución de Mayo
June 17thDeath anniversary of General GüemesMuerte del General Martín Miguel de Güemes
June 20thFlag DayDía de la Bandera
July 9thIndependence DayDía de la Independencia
Dec. 8thImmaculate Conception DayDía de la Concepción Inmaculada
Dec. 24thChristmas EveNochebuena
Dec. 25thChristmas DayNavidad
Dec. 26thBoxing DayDía de Navidad 2
Dec. 31stNew Year's EveFiesta de Fin de Año

Moving Holidays in Argentina

HolidayLocal name20232024202520262027
Green MondayLunes de CarnavalFeb. 20thFeb. 12thMarch 3rdFeb. 16thFeb. 8th
Shrove TuesdayMartes de CarnavalFeb. 21stFeb. 13thMarch 4thFeb. 17thFeb. 9th
Ash WednesdayMiércoles de CenizaFeb. 22ndFeb. 14thMarch 5thFeb. 18thFeb. 10th
Falklands War Memorial Day (regional only)Día de las MalvinasApril 3rdApril 1stApril 7thApril 6thApril 5th
Maundy Thursday (regional only)Jueves SantoApril 6thMarch 28thApril 17thApril 2ndMarch 25th
Good FridayViernes SantoApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Easter SundayPascuasApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Easter MondayLunes SantoApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6thMarch 29th
Festival of breaking the fastApril 21stApril 9thMarch 30thMarch 19thMarch 9th
Father's DayDía del PadreJune 18thJune 16thJune 15thJune 21stJune 20th
Festival of SacrificeJune 28thJune 16thJune 6thMay 26thMay 16th
Islamic New YearJuly 18thJuly 7thJune 26thJune 16thJune 5th
San MartínDía del Libertador San MartínAug. 21stAug. 19thAug. 18thAug. 17thAug. 16th
Jewish New YearSept. 16thOct. 3rdSept. 23rdSept. 12thOct. 2nd
2nd Jewish New YearSept. 17thOct. 4thSept. 24thSept. 13thOct. 3rd
Yom KippurSept. 25thOct. 12thOct. 2ndSept. 21stOct. 11th
Cultural Diversity DayDía del Respeto a la Diversidad CulturalOct. 9thOct. 14thOct. 13thOct. 12thOct. 11th
Mother's DayDía de la MadreOct. 15thOct. 20thOct. 19thOct. 18thOct. 17th
National Sovereignty DayDía de la Soberanía NacionalNov. 27thNov. 25thNov. 24thNov. 23rdNov. 22nd

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