Argentina Public Holidays 2015

Check 2015 public holidays list of Argentina. Also Check 2015 holidays calendar of Argentina. Check holidays dates in year 2015 for New Year’s Day, Carnival, Truth and Justice Day, Day of the Veterans and the Fallen in the Malvinas War, Good Friday, Labour Day, National Day, National Flag Day, Independence Day, San Martín Day, Race Recognition Day, Day of National Sovereignty, Immaculate Conception Day, Christmas Day in Argentina.
The following dates are observed as public holidays in Argentina.
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Argentina Public Holidays 2015
Sr.No. Month Day Weak Day Name
1 January 1 Thursday New Year’s Day
2 February 16 Monday Carnival
3 February 17 Tuesday Carnival
4 March 24 Tuesday Truth and Justice Day
5 April 2 Thursday Day of the Veterans and the Fallen in the Malvinas War
6 April 3 Friday Good Friday
7 May 1 Friday Labour Day
8 May 25 Monday National Day
9 June 20 Saturday National Flag Day
10 July 9 Thursday Independence Day
11 August 17 Monday San Martín Day
12 October 12 Monday Race Recognition Day
13 November 23 Monday Day of National Sovereignty
14 December 8 Tuesday Immaculate Conception Day
15 December 25 Friday Christmas Day


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New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar, and falls exactly one week after the Christmas Day of the previous year. New Year’s Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel. Some countries may also have January 2nd as an additional New Year holiday.
The Carnival is an annual festival in Argentina held on the days before Ash Wednesday. The festival marks the start of Lent and in Argentina, the Monday (Lunes de Carnival) and Tuesday (Martes de Carnival) are national holidays. The most extravagant carnival celebrations happen in Gualeguaychú, where parades continue at weekends from January through to March. Carnival celebrations in the northern part of Argentina remain more popular than the south and this may actually have to do with the Christian tradition of Carnival coinciding with an older, local harvest festival.
Truth and Justice Day
The Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice is a public holiday in Argentina always held on 24 March. It commemorates those who ‘disappeared’ under the military junta that came to power in 1976. is held on 24 March, the anniversary of the coup d’état of 1976 that overthrew President Isabel Peron and brought the National Reorganization Process to power. It was this that started the period known as the Dirty War.
Malvinas War
Tribute to the fallen in the Falklands/Malvinas War, commemorated each year on April 2. It is officially called Day of the War Veterans and the Fallen in the Malvinas Islands. Argentina The Malvinas Islands are probably better known in the English-speaking world by their British name, the Falklands.
Good Friday
Many countries observe Good Friday as a national holiday. The most important events in Christianity are the death and later resurrection of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God, and whose life and teachings are the foundation of Christianity. Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day
commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus. Good Friday is a day of mourning. During special Good Friday services Christians meditate on Jesus’s suffering and death on the cross, and what this means for their faith. In some countries, there are special Good Friday processions, or re-enactments of the Crucifixion.
Labour Day
This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labor movement. The holiday may also be known as May day or Worker’s Day. The 1 May date is used because in 1884 the American Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions demanded an eight-hour workday, to come in effect as of 1 May 1886. This resulted in the general strike and the Haymarket Riot of 1886, but eventually also in the official sanction of the eight-hour workday.
National Flag Day
National Flag day commemorates the death of Manuel Belgrano, who created the current flag. The holiday is celebrated on June 20. Prior to 2011, the day was celebrated on the third Monday in June. The national flag of Argentina dates from 1812. It is a triband, with three equally wide horizontal bands of light blue, white and light blue. In 1818, a ‘ Sun of May’ was added to the center.
Independence Day
Argentine Independence Day is always celebrated on 9 July and marks the independence of Argentina from Spain which was declared on 9 July 1816.
San Martín Day
Celebrated on the third Monday in August, this holiday commemorates the death of José de San Martín.
San Martin is regarded as the most important Argentinian founding father, who liberated not only a part of Argentina but also helped liberate Chile and Peru along with
O’Higgins and Bolívar.
Race Recognition Day
In Argentina, the holiday is now known as the Day of respect for cultural diversity. It is celebrated on the second Monday in October. The change of name and move away from the traditional date may reflect that some indigenous communities may consider the arrival of Columbus and the Europeans as a negative event.
Day of National Sovereignty
It is National Holiday in Argentina. Known as ‘Día de la Soberanía Nacional’, this holiday is celebrated on the fourth Monday in November. The holiday commemorates the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado which took place on 20 November 1845 when the Argentine Confederation fought against an Anglo-French navy in the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado, during the Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata.
Immaculate Conception Day
It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life. Observed as a day of obligation with required church attendance.
Christmas Day
On this day, over 2 billion people will celebrate the birth of Christ. Christmas Day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which took place 25 December 1 BC. 25 December will be a public holiday in most countries around the world. If 25 December falls on a weekend, then a nearby week day may be taken as a holiday in lieu.


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