This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Argentina. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

March 4 Monday Carnival Public holiday

Christian festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent.

March 5 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday Public holiday

The day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" before Lent.

March 24 Sunday Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice Public holiday

The public holiday in Argentina, commemorating the victims of the "Dirty War" - military junta in Argentina from 1974 to 1983.

April 2 Tuesday Malvinas Day Public holiday

Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas War (Falklands War).

April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Public holiday

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 25 Saturday May Revolution Public holiday

The public holiday of Argentina, commemorating the May Revolution and the creation on May 25, 1810 of the Primera Junta, which is considered the first patriotic government of Argentina.

June 16 Sunday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Third Sunday in June in many countries

June 17 Monday Commemoration of General Don Martín Miguel de Güemes Public holiday

Anniversary of the death of Martín Miguel de Güemes, general of the Argentine War of Independence.

June 20 Thursday Flag Day Public holiday

Holiday dedicated to the Argentinа flag and to the commemoration of its creator, Manuel Belgrano.

July 9 Tuesday Independence day (Español) Public holiday

Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1816.

August 19 Monday San Martín Day Public holiday

Anniversary of the death of José de San Martín, liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru.

October 14 Monday Day of respect for cultural diversity Public holiday

The national holiday to commemorate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first arrival in the Americas. It is celebrated on 12 October. If the 12 October falls on certain days of the week, the public holiday will be moved.

October 20 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Third Sunday of October in Argentina

November 25 Monday National Sovereignty Day Public holiday

Anniversary of the 1845 Battle of Vuelta de Obligado against the Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata. Celebrated on the Monday closest to 20 November.

December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Public holiday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Argentina in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Argentina. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

March 4 Monday Carnival Public holiday

Christian festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent.

March 5 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday Public holiday

The day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" before Lent.

March 24 Sunday Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice Public holiday

The public holiday in Argentina, commemorating the victims of the "Dirty War" - military junta in Argentina from 1974 to 1983.

April 2 Tuesday Malvinas Day Public holiday

Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas War (Falklands War).

April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Public holiday

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 25 Saturday May Revolution Public holiday

The public holiday of Argentina, commemorating the May Revolution and the creation on May 25, 1810 of the Primera Junta, which is considered the first patriotic government of Argentina.

June 16 Sunday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Third Sunday in June in many countries

June 17 Monday Commemoration of General Don Martín Miguel de Güemes Public holiday

Anniversary of the death of Martín Miguel de Güemes, general of the Argentine War of Independence.

June 20 Thursday Flag Day Public holiday

Holiday dedicated to the Argentinа flag and to the commemoration of its creator, Manuel Belgrano.

July 9 Tuesday Independence day (Español) Public holiday

Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1816.

August 19 Monday San Martín Day Public holiday

Anniversary of the death of José de San Martín, liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru.

October 14 Monday Day of respect for cultural diversity Public holiday

The national holiday to commemorate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first arrival in the Americas. It is celebrated on 12 October. If the 12 October falls on certain days of the week, the public holiday will be moved.

October 20 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Third Sunday of October in Argentina

November 25 Monday National Sovereignty Day Public holiday

Anniversary of the 1845 Battle of Vuelta de Obligado against the Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata. Celebrated on the Monday closest to 20 November.

December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Public holiday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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