Public Holidays in Uruguay in 2016

Uruguay List of National Public holidays of Uruguay in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day Año Nuevo
Wednesday January 06 Jan 6 Childrens Day Epiphany. Banks and Government only
Monday February 08 Feb 8 Carnival Carnaval
Tuesday February 09 Feb 9 Carnival Carnaval
Monday March 21 Mar 21 Bank Holiday Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only
Tuesday March 22 Mar 22 Bank Holiday Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only
Wednesday March 23 Mar 23 Bank Holiday Semana de Turismo. Banks and Government only
Thursday March 24 Mar 24 Maundy Thursday Semana de Turismo
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Semana de Turismo
Tuesday April 19 Apr 19 Landing of the 33 Patriots Day Desembarco de los 33 Orientales
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day Día de los Trabajadores
Wednesday May 18 May 18 Battle of Las Piedras Batalla de las Piedras. Banks and Government only
Sunday June 19 Jun 19 Artigas' Birthday Never Again Day
Monday July 18 Jul 18 Constitution Day Marks the promulgation of the First Constitution of Uruguay in 1830
Thursday August 25 Aug 25 Independence day Independence from the Empire of Brazil in 1825
Monday October 10 Oct 10 Day of the Races Batlle of Sarandi day. Moved to Monday 10 Oct in 2016
Wednesday November 02 Nov 2 All Souls Day Día de los Muertos. Banks and Government only
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Day of the Family Christmas


National Holiday Government/Public Sector


  • Even though the same dates for several Christian holidays are observed, Uruguay has observed a secular holiday calendar since 1919

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