Public Holidays in Argentina in 2013

Argentina List of national public holidays of Argentina in 2013

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 New Year's Day
Thursday January 31 Bicentennial of the Constituent Assembly of 1813 One off holiday
Monday February 11 Carnival Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
Tuesday February 12 Carnival Celebrated Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
Wednesday February 20 Day of the Battle of Salta One off holiday
Sunday March 24 Truth and Justice Memorial Day Dia de la Memoria
Thursday March 28 Maundy Thursday International Catholic holiday (optional).The Thursday before Easter Sunday
Friday March 29 Good Friday International Catholic holiday
Monday April 01 Bridge Public Holiday
Tuesday April 02 Malvinas Day Veteran' s Day
Wednesday May 01 Labour Day
Saturday May 25 May Day Revolution Anniversary of the First Independent Government in Buenos Aires
Sunday June 16 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday.
Thursday June 20 National Flag Day Commemorates the death of Manuel Belgrano
Friday June 21 Bridge Public Holiday
Tuesday July 09 Independence Day Independence from Spain in 1816
Monday August 19 San Martins Day Third Monday in August
Monday October 14 Day of respect for cultural diversity Columbus Day
Saturday October 19 Mother's Day 3rd Sunday in October. Not a public holiday.
Monday November 25 Day of National Sovereignty Fourth Monday in November
Sunday December 08 Immaculate Conception Day Also known as Virgins Day
Tuesday December 24 Christmas Eve Public sector only
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day
Thursday December 26 Second Day of Christmas Public sector only
Tuesday December 31 New Year's Eve Public sector only


National Holiday Not a Public Holiday Government/Public Sector


  • If the date falls on a Wednesday, the holiday is the preceding Monday. If it falls on a Thursday then the holiday is the following Monday.
  • If the holiday is on Tuesday, Monday is added as a holiday day. if the holiday is on Thursday, then Friday is granted as holiday.
  • The rules above can lead to a lot of annual Public holidays, but most Argentinians only get 10 vacation days, rising to 15 days if they have worked for more than 5 years in a company.

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