Travel Tips


January through March is summer holiday season for Argentines. Winter holidays fall toward the end of July and beginning of August. Most public holidays are celebrated on their actual date, except August 17, October 12, and November 20, which move to the following Monday. When public holidays fall on a Thursday or Tuesday, the following Friday or preceding Monday, respectively, is also declared a holiday, creating a four-day weekend known as a feriado puente.

Año Nuevo (New Year's Day), January 1. Carnaval (Carnival), Monday and Tuesday six weeks before Easter. Día Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia (National Memorial Day for Truth and Justice; commemoration of the start of the 1976–83 dictatorship), March 24. Día del Veterano y de los Caídos en la Guerra de Malvinas (Malvinas Veterans' Day), April 2. Viernes Santo (Good Friday), March or April. Día del Trabajador(Labor Day), May 1. Día de la Revolución de Mayo (Anniversary of the 1810 Revolution), May 25. Día de la Bandera (Flag Day), June 20. Día de la Independencia (Independence Day), July 9. Paso a la Inmortalidad del General José de San Martín (Anniversary of General José de San Martín's Death), August 17. Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity), October 12. Día de la Soberanía Nacional(National Sovereignty Day; Anniversary of the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado), November 20. Inmaculada Concepción de María (Immaculate Conception), December 8. Christmas, December 25.

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