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San Martin's Day

National Holidays in Argentina National Holiday in Argentina

San Martin

When is San Martin's Day?

How long until St Martins Day?
This holiday next takes place in 56 Days.
Dates of St Martins Day
Year Weekday Date
2019 Monday August 19th
2018 Monday August 20th
2017 Monday August 21st
2016 Monday August 15th
2015 Monday August 17th
Local name
Paso a la Inmortalidad del General José de San Martín
Summary
On 17th August, this holiday commemorates the death of Jose de San Martin

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.

History of San Martin's Day

José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras (25th February 1778 – 17th August 1850) was an Argentine general and the principal leader of the successful struggle for independence from Spain by the southern nations of South America.

Together with Simón Bolívar in the north, San Martín is regarded as one of the Liberators of Spanish South America.

He is regarded as a national hero in Argentina, Chile and Peru.

Did you know?

Historical figures such as San Martín are remembered on the anniversary of their death, rather than their birth.

The Order of the Liberator General San Martin, named in his honour, is the highest decoration in Argentina.


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