Public Holidays in Argentina 2011

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Here is a list of the different national holidays in Argentina with the dates for 2011, and also a description of whether or not it is always on the same date, or if it changes every year.

argentine national holidays
  • January 1st – New Years Day (unmovable)
  • March 7th and 8th Carnaval (unmovable)
  • March 24th – Day of Memory for Truth and Justice, remembrance for the last coup d’etat (unmovable). This year, the 25th is also a holiday, known as a “bridge” holiday. Thursday is a holiday, and to make it a long weekend, they add Friday as a holiday as well.
  • April 2nd – Veterans day, and remembrance day for the soldiers that died in the Malvinas.  Anniversary of the first day of the Malvinas war (unmovable)
  • April 21st – Good Thursday (Thursday before Easter)
  • April 22nd – Good Friday (Friday before Easter)
  • May 1st – Labour Day (unmovable)
  • May 25th – Anniversary of the first Argentine government (unmovable)
  • June 20th – Flag Day (Third Monday in June)
  • July 9th – Independence Day (unmovable)
  • August 15th – St. Martin Day (3rd Monday in August)
  • October 10th – Race day/Columbus Day (If the day falls on Tues or Wed, it is moved to the  Monday of the same week.  If it falls on a Thur or Fri, it is moved to the Monday of the following week.)
  • November 28th – Day of National Soberania (moved to the 4th Monday of the month.)
  • December 8th – Immaculate conception of Maria day (unmovable). This year, the 9th is also a holiday, known as a “bridge” holiday. Thursday is a holiday, and to make it a long weekend, they add Friday as a holiday as well
  • December 25th – Christmas Day (unmovable)

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