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May Revolution Day

National Holidays in Argentina National Holiday in Argentina

May Revolution Day is always celebrated on May 25

When is May Revolution Day?

How long until May Day Revolution ?
This holiday next takes place in 280 Days.
Dates of May Day Revolution
Year Weekday Date
2019 Saturday May 25th
2018 Friday May 25th
2017 Thursday May 25th
2016 Wednesday May 25th
Local name
Día de la Revolución de Mayo
Summary
Anniversary of the First Independent Government in Buenos Aires
Related Holidays
National Holidays in Argentina Argentine Independence Day

Known as Día de la Revolución de Mayo, this holiday is always celebrated on May 25, regardless of the day of the week.

This national public holiday marks the anniversary of the First Independent Government in Buenos Aires.

History of May Revolution Day

On May 25 1810 a small revolution took place in Buenos Aires. This was the first step towards independence.

The May Revolution wasn't a so much of a revolution but more the evolution of a sequence of political and social events in Buenos Aires during the early part of the nineteenth century which led to the first local government not designated by the Spanish Crown in the region known as the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, which at the time contained the present-day nations of Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Although the Revolution took place in Buenos Aires, one of the consequences was that the head of the Viceroyalty was ousted from office.

There was no great violence involved; the term "revolution" has been loosely applied by Argentine tradition to highlight the changing of their governmental system and distinguish the undisputed fact that after the May Revolution, Buenos Aires itself was no longer subservient to decisions taken by Spain in their name.


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